Foreign Desk Report
GENEVA: Confirmed infections of the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic has reached 381,649 worldwide with global deaths hit 16,558 as COVID-19 spreads in 195 countries across the world, a news report said.
Global cases have more than doubled in the past week, according to the World Health Organization, and worldwide deaths have nearly tripled. Earlier this month, the WHO declared Europe the new epicenter of the outbreak as new cases in China stalled. Outside of China, where the virus emerged in December, Italy has the most confirmed cases with 63,927 infections. Deaths in the country has reached to 6077.
The U.S. has the third-most confirmed infections in the world. With 29 more deaths, overall death toll in United States has reached 582. US officials have said that number is likely to rise as the country rolls out broader testing across the country.
According to a news report the number of infected persons in US has reached to 46,145. Coronavirus death toll in Spain has reached to 2311, while 35,136 cases have been confirmed. Italy is among the hardest hit countries outside of China with 6077 deaths, and that number continues to rise by the hundreds every day. Last week, Italy’s death toll surpassed that of China.
In UK the death toll by coronavirus has reached 335 with 6650 overall cases, while in Holland 213 people infected by novel coronavirus have died, while 4749 overall cases of the disease reported.