The new pandemiccoronavirusOriginating in Wuhan City, central China’s Hubei Province, it has passed thenumber of the 490,000 infected and has killed more than 22,000 peopleworldwide, with the United States setting a record by accounting for more than 12,000 cases in the last 24 hours.
According to the global balance updated this Thursday at 3:30 p.m. by Johns Hopkins University, the pandemic of the new coronavirus has spread to 175 countries and territories, with a total of 491,623 infected people and 22,169 fatalities. The number of people who have managed to be cured of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, amounts to 118,245, most of them in China (74,181).
The four countries most affected by the pandemic (China, Italy, the United States and Spain) number more than 274,000 cases, which represents more than half of the total number of people infected with the virus worldwide.
The growth rate of the new coronavirus pandemic has accelerated sharply in recent weeks. From the start of the outbreak in Wuhan City in December 2019 until the first 100,000 cases were recorded, 67 days passed, while the figure of 200,000 positives was reached eleven days later and the figure of 300,000 only four days later, according to the BBC. .
The400,000 cases were overcome on Tuesday, three days after Saturday reached 300,000 positives worldwide. If this growth rate is maintained, the new coronavirus could reach 500,000 cases this Thursday.
China remains the most affected country, with 81,731 peopleinfected, 3,291 fatalities and 74,173 people healed. Italy continues in second position but closing the distance with respect to China, with a total of 74,386 infections, 7,503 fatalities and 89,362 people recovered.
USA, double that of Italy
The United States maintains itsaccelerated growth rateand records its record of increase in cases, adding more than 12,000 new positives in the last 24 hours, which places it with a total of 69,197 infected people and 1,050 fatalities, with only 609 people cured. The increase in cases is the largest recorded in the United States after the figure of more than 10,000 infections that it registered on March 23.
The American giant has spent the last seven days registeringcase growth numbers above 5,000 positives, which has led the country to stand at just over 5,000 cases of the number of infections that Italy currently has, the second country most affected by the number of people infected and the one that has registered the most fatalities.
In fourth position isSpain, with 49,515 positives, 3,647 fatalities and 5,367 people recovered, according to the data updated at 8.00 this Thursday. Spain surpassed China on Tuesday in the number of deaths from the coronavirus and is the second country with the most fatalities after Italy.
Germany is the fifth most affected country, with 37,323 cases, 206 deaths and 3,547 people cured. Iran follows next, with 27,017 positives, 2,077 deaths and 9,625 people recovered.
France accumulates a total of 25,600 cases of coronavirus, with 1,333 fatalities and 3,907 people recovered, followed by Switzerland, which overtook South Korea on Tuesday and now counts 10,897 infected people and 153 deaths. The United Kingdom has advanced one position, beating South Korea, and remains as the ninth country with the most cases, 9,640 positives and 466 deaths, with 140 people recovered.
South Korea, which for several weeks became the country with the most infections in the world after China and which now has an almost controlled outbreak, remains the tenth country most affected by the pandemic, with 9,241 positives, 131 deaths and 4,144 healed people.
The Netherlands, for its part, accumulates 6,440 positives, with 357 fatalities, after overtaking Austria, which accounts for 5,588 cases and 31 deaths.
Belgium, with 4,937 positives and 178 deaths; Canada, with 3,404 cases and 35 fatalities; Norway, with 3,100 infected and fourteen deaths; Portugal, with 2,995 infected and 43 dead; Brazil, with 2,554 positives and 59 fatalities; Sweden, with 2,526 cases and 62 deaths; Turkey, with 2,433 infected and 59 dead; Israel, with 2,369 infections and five deaths; Australia, with 2,364 infected people and eight fatalities; Denmark, Malaysia, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Japan, Ecuador, Chile, Pakistan, Poland and Thailand complete the list of countries with more than a thousand infected people.