COVID-19: almost 1.5 million infected, the US for the second day in a row breaks records for the dead, Spain-for the recovered

According to data on the morning of April 9, almost 1.5 million cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the world, the number of deaths exceeded 88 thousand people, and more than 329 thousand people recovered, according to data from the research center for systems science and engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (USA).

The most infected people in the world are in the United States. At the moment, more than 432 thousand cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded. More than 14,000 people died and more than 23,000 recovered. For the second day in a row, the US recorded a record number of deaths: over the past day, the victims of the coronavirus were 1,973 people.

The leader in Europe in terms of the number of infected remains Spain — more than 148 thousand people, more than 14 thousand people died. More than 48 thousand patients since the beginning of the virus outbreak in the country have recovered and been discharged, which is 32.7% of all cases. On Wednesday, the number of people who recovered, according to Spanish official statistics, increased immediately by 4813 people. This is the sharpest increase in the number of people who have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic.

Italy still has the highest death rate of those infected with coronavirus — more than 17 thousand people. In total, more than 139 thousand people have been infected with the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, and more than 26 thousand people have recovered.

The situation is also difficult in France. More than 83 thousand people were infected with the coronavirus in the country, more than 21 thousand people recovered, and more than 10 thousand died. For comparison, in Germany, the number of cases of infection exceeds 113 thousand people, while more than 46 thousand people recovered, and more than 2 thousand people died. In France, they plan to extend the quarantine, announced until April 15, for another two weeks.

In Poland, 5,205 cases of infection, 159 people died, and 222 recovered. In Ukraine, 1668 infected, 52 people died, 35-recovered. In Latvia, 577 cases of coronavirus infection, two people died and 16 recovered.
In Lithuania, 912 cases of infection, 15 people died, and eight recovered. The country extended the quarantine until April 27, the wearing of masks became mandatory — for violating the rules, individuals face fines from 500 to 1000 euros, and managers of legal entities or other responsible persons — from 1.5 to 6 thousand euros.

The WTO predicts a 13-32% drop in world trade due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is stated in the report presented on the organization’s website. Under an optimistic scenario, global trade will decline by 12.9% in 2020. If the worst version of the forecast is implemented, this figure will be 31.9%. The global level of real GDP may fall by 2.5% at best, and by 8.8% at worst, based on trade indicators on world markets.
But let’s hope for the best: WHO has commissioned 130 manufacturers from all over the world to create a coronavirus vaccine. In addition, who has sent more than 2 million units of personal protective equipment to 133 countries and is preparing to send another 2 million units in the coming weeks.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
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E-mail: Braun.freenews@gmail.com