Covid, the number of people infected reached 1 million worldwide: started from China, now the epicenter of the crisys is in Europe and America.
Covid first spread in Wuhan, in the Hubei province in China in December 2019. Along the time, the virus spread across to Italy, Iran and South Korea. From there, the epicenter of the virus has increasingly become Europe and America while China, once the worst afflicted nation in the world, has since reported dwindling figures. Despite this, there are 1 million cases of Covid worldwide.
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1 million cases of Covid: here are the numbers of the most affected nations
There are 117 countries and territories that have reported over 100 cases, 50 with outbreaks of over 1,000 and seven that have reported 50,000 or more COVID-19 cases, the US, Italy, Spain, Germany, China, France, and Iran. The Covid cases in the US keep rising from more than 12,000 to more than 212,000 in the space of a fortnight. Deaths in the country also risen from 175 to 4,746 in the same span of time, even if Trump has blocked promptly all flights from Europe.
And then more than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in the latest indication that the pandemic is ravaging the nation’s economy. In New York, hospitals and morgues were reportedly strained by an ever-growing number of cases, while in Spain the death toll jumped to more than 10,000 after a record 950 people died overnight.
In Italy, the death toll climbed to 13,915 – however, despite growing numbers of deaths, it marked the fourth consecutive day in which the number of new cases stayed within a range of 4,050-4,782, seeming to confirm government hopes that the epidemic had hit the peak. It makes the country has reported the highest number of fatalities worldwide.
So, more than a million people have been diagnosed with Covid in the four months since it was first observed in China in December. And the virus present in more than 50,000 deaths, tipped past the million marks on Thursday night – doubling over the space of just eight days. The first 100,000 cases of the virus were reported within around 55 days of its discovery, while the first 500,000 cases were reached in 76 days.