CORONAVIRUS CASES HIT TWO MILLION GLOBALLY
The coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than two million people worldwide, the latest figures revealed today.
According to official sources, as of Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 morning, there has been at least 2,004,670 cases of the pandemic.
Experts are of the view that, the true figures are much higher due to the fact that, many people not tested due to mild symptoms and shortages in test kits. The death toll of infected persons keeps increasing with more than half of them in Europe with at least 130,680 deaths.
The United States has the largest number of cases in the world with more than 600,000 confirmed cases and nearly 30,000 deaths followed by Spain and Italy with confirmed cases and followed by Italy and Spain with number of deaths.
According to WHO figures, there has been around 153,000 cases on March 15 but the figures has increased to 751,000 by March 31.
On April 2, the global tally passed one million and has doubled in the space of two weeks.
The pandemic has forced affected countries to put in place drastic lockdown measures to control the pandemic with schools, shops, restaurants and sports events been closed down. These measures are to halt the spread of the virus with Olympic games postponed for the first time since World War II.
The crisis has caused economic standstill with business been closed down. There are growing fears over the outbreak in developing countries when even developed countries are overwhelmed by the crisis despite their advanced health systems.
Many countries are been faced with shortage of protective equipment, leaving medical personnel exposed to the virus and taking them out when needed.
The outbreak began late in 2019 in China, Wuhan. Symptoms associated with the virus include, fever, consistent cough, running nose and pneumonia.