COVID-19 Cases Top Million Worldwide
The number of coronavirus cases has surpassed one million globally. As of April 3, the global death toll from COVID-19 reached more than 52,000, the World Health Organization reported.
Over 500 people died in France in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll to more than 4,500. The worst hit areas are the capital and eastern France. Military aircrafts are transporting doctors to Paris from all over the country. Patients have been evacuated to the less affected regions or some even abroad to Germany and Switzerland by planes and high-speed trains.
950 people died over the past 24 hours in Spain, bringing the country’s death toll to over 10,000. Despite the new numbers, the epidemic spread rate is slowing down, showing that the number of new cases has grown only 8 percent. Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa said that there is a reason for optimism because “we have reached the highest point”.
In Italy, the death toll from COVID-19 has reached 760 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 14,000. The number of cases has surpassed 115,000 since the start of the pandemic. Quarantine in Italy will last at least until April 13.
The WHO reported that the U.S. has the biggest number of cases of novel coronavirus, where over 235,000 people were tested positive. Here, 884 people died in the past 24 hours.