The coronavirus has been diagnosed in more than a million people since the start of the pandemic in December. According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, the United States has become the new epicenter of the pandemic, accounting for more than a quarter of all cases worldwide. The number of deaths worldwide has exceeded 50,000, with Italy and Spain being the most affected.
In the United Kingdom, there were 33,718 cases, 2,921 deaths and 135 recoveries. This comes from the real-time tracker created by researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Close to half of the world’s population in one way or another now on lockdown, economies around the world are greatly affected as businesses have had to close and people are asked to stay inside.
This week, the World Health Organization expressed concern over the exponential growth of cases that have affected 183 countries.
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