Spain has overtaken China in the number of deaths from COVID-19. A quarter of the world’s population is in quarantine

The highest mortality rate from coronavirus was recorded in Italy (10.1%), Iran (7.7%) and Spain (7.4%). In China, the official death rate from the effects of infection is 4%. In Germany-0.6% with more than 37 thousand infected.

In the US, the number of victims of COVID-19 exceeded one thousand. According to Johns Hopkins University, by 23.00 on the East coast of the United States, the number of recorded deaths is 1041. 68,572 cases of infection were registered.

The worst situation in the country is in the state of New York. It accounts for a third of all deaths, and the number of cases has exceeded 32 thousand people. More than 100 people died in Washington State, where residents of a Seattle nursing home became infected in February. The authorities fear that the situation will deteriorate soon. Therefore, in New York, they have already begun to build additional morgues and prepare refrigerator trucks in case a large number of corpses need to be removed.

The United States has the third-highest number of coronavirus infections after China and Italy, but fewer people have died here than in Spain, France, and Iran, with a death rate of 1.4%.

In China, over the past 24 hours, 67 imported cases of infection were recorded, 6 died, 401 people recovered, and since the beginning of the epidemic — 91% of those infected. The number of infected people exceeded 81 thousand, and 3287 people died.

In Canada, the number of people infected has almost doubled in the past 24 hours: from 1959 to 3385. Cases of infection were detected in 12 of the 13 regions of Canada. The provinces with the most infections are Quebec (1,339 people), Ontario (688) and British Columbia (659).

Because of the pandemic, France is withdrawing its military contingent from Iraq taking part in operation Chammal against ISIS. In France itself, according to the latest data, 25,600 cases of infection were recorded, 3,907 people recovered, and 1,333 died. The official death rate is 5.2%.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allowed a complete closure of the country if the situation with the spread of the coronavirus does not improve soon. The government approved the tightening of the quarantine from March 25 for 7 days. It provides for a complete ban on walking, except trips for food or medicine. You can only leave the house at a distance of up to 100 meters. In a taxi — no more than one passenger, in a private car — no more than two. The number of people infected in the country exceeded 2,300, 58 recovered, and 5 died. Since March 20, the country has been under a state of emergency.

According to WHO, the number of confirmed cases worldwide reached 414,179 at noon on March 25. During the day, another 40.7 thousand people fell ill. The victims were 18,440 people (plus 2,202 deaths per day). Europe remains the focus — with 25,000 new cases and almost 1.8 thousand new deaths. The BBC estimates that at least a quarter of the world’s 7.8 billion people have been quarantined to some extent.

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.
Function: Editor