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Coronavirus live updates-WHO says a newest third of the cases are in the US

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

25th Mar, 2020. 02:10 pm
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The World Health Organization reported that about a third of all new confirmed coronavirus cases were in the United States.

WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris informed the international media that 85 percent of the previous day’s new confirmed cases of Covid-19, were in the United States or Europe. And 40 percent of those cases were reported in the US.

Note that there is 54,867 total number of cases in the US. There are 44 new cases whereas the death toll reached 782 in the US. Apart from that, the total number of people recovered is 378.

Globally, there is 422,829 total number of patients whereas 18,907 people have lost their lives. out of the total, 109,102 people have recovered. 

Harris has threatened the US may become the new epicenter of the global pandemic because of the very large acceleration of the new cases.

She said The US “has a very large outbreak and an outbreak that is increasing in intensity,” 

US President Donald Trump said that he is hopeful Americans will be capable of returning to work in less than 3 weeks.

He said, “I’m hopeful to have Americans working… by that Easter. That beautiful Easter Day,”

“Rest assured every decision we make is grounded solely on the health, safety, and well-being of our citizens.”

Tech giants partner with WHO for coronavirus hackathon

The World Health Organization (WHO) has partnered with Facebook, Microsoft and several other tech companies for a hackathon to promote the development of software to take on challenges related to COVID 10 outbreak.

The #BuildforCOVID19 hackathon announced on Tuesday and will begin accepting project submissions on Thursday.

Along with Facebook and Microsoft, tech companies Twitter, WeChat, TikTok, Pinterest, Slack and Giphy will also participate.

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