Half-Million People Infected With COVID-19 Worldwide

Carrie Guzman
March 27, 2020

However, the US still remained number-six in the world for most deaths with 1,093, behind Italy, Spain, China, Iran and France respectively.

At least 523,000 people have COVID-19 around the globe, with the death toll mounting past 23,600, according to a running count by Johns Hopkins University researchers.

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As the scientific community warned in the USA for some time, a lower case count doesn't necessarily mean there's no cause for concern.

New York City hospitals are struggling to manage the high volume of cases and are in desperate need for medical supplies like masks and ventilators. The president also sounded skepticism over figures provided by China, where the outbreak originated, stating "I'm sure you're not able to tell what China's testing and not testing".

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In what seemed like a rare positive sign, stocks rallied on Wall Street for the third straight day after an unprecedented US$2.2 trillion economic rescue package to help businesses, hospitals and ordinary Americans pull through the crisis cleared the Senate. The plan, which is expected to be voted on in the House on Friday, would dispense cheques of $1,200 (€1086) per adult and $500 (€452) per child.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he expects the need for 140,000 hospital beds at the peak of the state's crisis - which is more than double the current capacity, according to NBC New York. Reports of new cases from inside the country have stopped.

-In the Mideast, Saudi Arabia announced a total lockdown on the capital, Riyadh, and Islam's two holiest cities, Mecca and Medina, in addition to a nationwide curfew.

The virus has killed more than 21,000 people around the world after it was first identified in central China in late December.

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