Coronavirus Daily Updates: Global cases surpassed 1.5 million and UK lockdown process under review as death toll rises
As coronavirus spreads around the world, the death toll continues to rise. New hot spots are emerging across the globe. Sweden, one of the few countries that refused to implement the country-wide lockdown, now has its worst day since the deadly virus started in December of 2019. Sweden recorded its highest deaths of 106 people on Thursday. As of today, the total number of global cases now surpasses 1.5 million, including more than 88,000 deaths. Nearly 330,000 patients are reported to have recovered.
Below is a daily summary of coronavirus around the world.
- UK Prime Minister’s condition “improving” after third night in intensive care
- Number of cases in Spain surpass 150,000 mark
- Sub-Saharan Africa to fall into recession for the first time in 25 years, the World Bank said in new forecast
- US reports nearly 2,000 deaths for the second day in a row
- Australia to evacuate stranded citizens in Peru, South Africa and Argentina
- Brazil reports largest daily increase in cases
- France to extend nationwide lockdown
- U.S. death toll nears 15,000.
- “We have reached the peak,” Spain prime minister says.
- New York may be reaching its peak in outbreak, Dr. Fauci says.
- US has cut straight thought Italy’s curve; on course for highest death toll globally within ~5 days
- US infections still rising more steeply than in any other country this far into its outbreak
- Reported Indian infections picking up speed after slow early pace.