Covid-19 Chronicles: shifting the center of the pandemic, revising the US mortality forecast, and threatening the economy

During the day, the number of people infected with coronavirus in the world increased by 84 thousand people, according to data from the research center for systems science and engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (USA).

According to the latest data, 4 million 262 thousand 51 people infected with coronavirus, 291 thousand 961 people died (+5.6 thousand per day), 1 million 493 thousand 450 patients recovered (+ 37 thousand per day).

The WHO said that the center of the pandemic was North and South America, where the number of new cases of COVID-19 is growing. Also, the organization is studying 4-5 drugs that can be successful in the fight against coronavirus. The IMF warned that the economic crisis is only gaining momentum, and the forecasts are getting worse.

The leader in the number of victims of the pandemic in the United States: 1.36 million people were infected, more than 82 thousand died, and more than 230 thousand recovered. Scientists have given a new forecast of mortality in the country: by August, the number of victims may reach 147 thousand people. Experts explained the upward revision by the fact that the States one by one are coming out of quarantine. US Vice President Michael Pence will not approach the head of the White House for several days, as his press Secretary was found to have a coronavirus.

European Commissioner for economy Paolo Gentiloni said that the summer tourist season in Europe could take place. In Europe, the most victims of the pandemic are in Spain (228 thousand infected / 26.9 thousand dead), great Britain (227 thousand / 32.8 thousand), Italy (221 thousand / 30.9 thousand), France (178 thousand / almost 27 thousand) and Germany (173 thousand / 7.7 thousand). On May 13, the European Commission will present recommendations for the tourism industry. On the eve of Greece called the conditions for the opening of the tourist season in the country. In Spain, from May 15, a 14-day quarantine is introduced for all visitors to the country, Austria hopes to remove controls on the border with Switzerland by June and agrees with Germany, and in the UK, from May 13, they begin to relax restrictions.

Russia yesterday came in second place in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection — 232,243 since the outbreak began. The total number of deaths reached 2116, and 43,512 patients recovered. Yesterday it became known that the coronavirus infected the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, as well as his wife-a a famous figure skater Tatyana Navka. Also, the country’s Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, has been receiving treatment since April 30.

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