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Coronavirus live updates-Confirmed cases passed one million

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

03rd Apr, 2020. 12:45 pm
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Coronavirus live updates-Spain "close to passing the peak of infections"

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has passed a million, as per the latest figures presented by Johns Hopkins University. 

According to the international news agency, around 53,000 people have died and over 210,000 people have recovered. There are 749,960 active cases globally.

The US has reported the greatest number of Covid-19 cases.

The international news agency stated that more than 1,000 deaths have been reported from the US in 24 hours, the highest death toll so far.

Spain had reported 950 deaths in a day.

The number of cases in Spain has increased from 102,236 to 110,238. Experts say that the virus is now at its peak and a decrease in figures is expected in the coming days.

María José Sierra, from the Spanish health ministry’s emergency coordination unit, said at a news conference. “We continue with an increase of around 8%. This points, as we have already seen, to a stabilization in the data that we’re registering,”

Coronavirus originated from China at the end of December 2019. The international news source says that an ophthalmologist named Dr. Li Wenliang tried to send a message to other medics warning them about a new virus in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province. He later died due to Covid-19 while treating patients in Wuhan.

BBC reported recent coronavirus developments worldwide.

The commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt has been removed after saying the US Navy was not doing enough to halt a coronavirus outbreak onboard the aircraft carrier

The Zaandam cruise ship, with dozens of ill passengers on board, docked in Florida after several South American countries refused to accept it

Russia’s President Putin has extended the period for Russians to stay away from work to the end of April

Belgium’s death toll has passed 1,000In Iran more than 3,100 deaths have been officially confirmed

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the aim was 100,000 tests a day in England by the end of April

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned people they could be shot dead if they caused trouble over restrictions, saying the police and the military had the authority to shoot if their lives were in danger

Dharavi, a huge slum in India’s financial capital, Mumbai, has reported its first death linked to the coronavirus. More than a million people live in extremely overcrowded conditions in Dharavi, believed to be the biggest slum in Asia

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