In the world, the number of people officially deceased due to coronavirus has exceeded 30,000, a third of which in Italy alone, reaching 30,848, according to the updated count of Johns Hopkins University, which places the global figure of infections reported at almost 665,000, with tests the United States (124,665). The counter of the American university places the global number of healed at over 140,200, 12,384 of which in Italy, second in this ranking after China (over 75,500 healed).
In Spain 5,694 people died of coronavirus, while the total number of infected people rose to 72,248 and that of healings to 12,285, according to the updated figures of the newspaper El Pais. The highest concentration of cases, writes the Spanish newspaper, is in Madrid, with 2,757 deaths and 21,520 infections, followed by Catalonia (1,226 deaths, 15,026 cases). The region of Castile-La Mancha (448 deaths) is third for deaths while the Basque Country is third for contagions (5,136 cases). Spain suffered a record 832 deaths yesterday in just 24 hours.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written a letter to 30 million UK families, which envisages further restrictions on movements and rules of social distancing. “We will not hesitate to go further, if the opinion of doctors and scientists will suggest it to us. It is important for me to be explicit: we know that things will get worse before they improve. But we are preparing in the right way, and the more we will follow all the rules, fewer lives will be lost and sooner life will return to normal. For this reason, in the moment of national emergency, I send you this invitation: ‘Stay at home. Protect our health system (NHS) and save lives’ “, concludes the message Downing Street.
There China On Saturday, it recorded 45 new cases of contagion from coronavirus, of which 44 imported and one in the province of Henan. According to the National Health Commission (NHC), return infections have risen to 693, becoming the source of concern for Beijing after the progressive opening of Hubei and its capital Wuhan, a pandemic outbreak, because areas with “new infections eliminated “. There are 3,300 deaths (+5, all in Hubei). The total cases are 81,439, of which 2,691 under medical treatment and 75,448 recovered.
There South Korea recorded 105 new cases of coronavirus infection (from 146 on Friday), of which half imported, while 222 were discharged from hospitals, to 5,033, for a cure rate of 52.52%. According to the latest updates reported on Saturday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Kcdc), deaths have increased to 152 (+8), while imported infections have risen to 412 out of a total of 9,583 cases overall. Seoul has tightened checks on arrivals in the country against ‘return infection’.
There are 453 coronavirus deaths in the United States in the past 24 hours, a record for the country. In total there are over 2,000 victims. A boy under one year old died in Illinois. “There has never been a death of a child from the virus. An investigation has been launched into the case,” said Illinois health director Ngozi Ezike. IS New York is likely to become the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world: “Worse than Wuhan and Lombardy,” according to the New York Times. On average in the city of New York alone, one person dies every 9.5 minutes from coronavirus and the number of infected people is increasing sharply: there are 500 cases among police officers alone. A quarantine for the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut “will not be necessary,” says Trump.