The number of COVID-19 victims worldwide has risen to 190,872, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
In total, more than 2.7 million infected people are registered in the world. More than 738 thousand people recovered, in total, doctors conducted 4.6 million tests for the coronavirus.
Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the WHO’s new diseases division, said it will take “several weeks to months” for the world to find working drugs for the coronavirus.
“Everyone in the world wants to know which drugs will work, which drugs will save lives. Unfortunately, at the moment we do not have any evidence about the work of at least one,” she said.
The US continues to hold first place in the number of cases and deaths. More than 869 thousand infected people were registered there, and more than 49 thousand died. The authorities of some States have announced their intention to ease the quarantine. So, in Minnesota from April 27, some “uncritical” enterprises will reopen, up to 100 thousand residents of the state who work in offices and the industrial industry will be able to go to work. Restaurants and retail outlets are scheduled to open in Tennessee by May 1. In Idaho, most private businesses will also be able to resume operations from May 1, if the number of infections and deaths does not begin to grow again, writes DW. Trump announced that the social distancing imposed due to the spread of the coronavirus will be extended after May 1. According to trump, the “worst” phase of the pandemic will end by the end of the summer. “But we will extend the restrictions until we feel that we are safe,” Trump said.
In Italy, 2.6 thousand new cases of infection were recorded. The number of people cured of coronavirus increased by 3 thousand people per day. “Today’s figures are particularly encouraging. The number of people who recovered and were discharged for the first time exceeded the number of new cases,” said the head of the civil defense service, Angelo Borrelli. The total number of cases-189,973, recovered-57,576. Died-25,549.
In France, 516 new COVID-19 victims have been recorded in the country over the past 24 hours. The total number of dead reached 21,856. At the same time, the number of seriously ill people in intensive care units has been steadily decreasing over the past two weeks, RFI reports. The total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the epidemic was 159,466. Deputy Health Minister Jerome Salomon, speaking to the National Assembly on Thursday, said that the quarantine will be lifted only if “satisfactory results” can be achieved to contain the spread of infection by its end.
China has its record — only 6 people were infected with the coronavirus in a day, and in two cases the virus was imported from abroad. And no one died. In total, more than 83 thousand cases of infection have been confirmed in the country. 4,636 people died.
In the Czech Republic, a nationwide quarantine has been lifted from today. “We have decided to lift the ban on the free movement of citizens in the Czech Republic from Friday, April 24,” health Minister Adam Vojtech said. In the country since the beginning of the epidemic, 7187 cases of the disease have been confirmed, 210 people have died.