Coronavirus : worldwide coronavirus cases have crossed 614,238


The coronavirus cases worldwide has been reported to cross 614,238 with 28,240 deaths and the people recovered of this are estimated to be 137,329.

Italy reported 919 cases in one day.

Italy became the second country after China in terms of number of infected cases of coronavirus.

Italy announced 919 new deaths from the coronavirus, the highest number of fatalities any country has reported in the space of 24 hours since the outbreak began late last year.

The total number of people who have died as a result of COVID-19 in Italy now stands at 9,134. The number of cases also continues to rise, hitting more than 86,000.

US cases rise to 100,000. 

The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in the United States hit more than 104,000 early on Saturday, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 1,700 as Donald Trump signed into law the largest economic stimulus package in US history, a $ 2.2tn Bill designed to rush federal assistance to workers and businesses.

The president on Friday invoked a national security law compelling General Motors to mass produce ventilators – accompanied by barbs that the carmaker had not been acting quickly enough. Some saw it as partly an act of spite amid Trump’s continuing feud with the company – GM said it had already been working around the clock for more than a week to help build more ventilators.

Spain confirmed 800 deaths rise in 24 hours. 

Spain suffered its largest single-day death count due to the coronavirus on Saturday, recording 832 fatalities in a 24-hour stretch. With 8,289 new confirmed cases of the virus. Spain has now had more than 72,000 confirmed cases and nearly 5,700 deaths.

The health ministry confirmed 12,285 cases has been recovered  and released from the hospital. The health ministry’s figures only include cases that have been confirmed via testing.

Ireland imposed restrictions on the citizens 

Ireland woke up to restrictions on Saturday after government imposed new curbs on movement in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that the public should stay at home for the next two weeks in almost all circumstances.

The prime minister also added that residents over the age of 70, and those deemed at risk, should stay “cocooned” until April 12.


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