Monday, 13 July, 2020

U.S. To Surpass China & Italy In Number Of Coronavirus Cases

Patients wait in line to enter Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York Enlarge Image Patients wait in line to enter Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York. AP
Cary Erickson | 27 March, 2020, 02:40

In the United States, confirmed cases hit 82,404 on Thursday evening, surpassing China's 81,782 and Italy's 80,589.

Italy has 80,589 confirmed cases and more deaths than any other country with 8,215 total deaths so far.

Almost half of all USA coronavirus cases are in NY, which has reported more than 37,700 cases.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, in December, the deadly virus has quickly spread worldwide, prompting the World Health Organization to declare a public health emergency, and later, a global pandemic.

Despite the rising number of cases, however, most people who contract the virus suffer only mild symptoms before making a recovery.

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.

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In America, the Senate passed a $2 trillion economic rescue package to help small businesses, workers and the country's healthcare industry, which some worry will become overwhelmed by the influx of COVID-19 patients, in addition to those with other ailments. Reports of new cases from inside the country have stopped.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that the aggressive social-distancing measures put in place in the state were starting to slow the virus' spread.

The leaders of the Group of 20 major industrialised nations vowed to work together to confront the crisis but made no specific commitments.

-In Brazil, the country's governors are defying President Jair Bolsonaro over his call to reopen schools and businesses, dismissing his argument that the "cure" of widespread shutdowns is worse than the disease. As of Thursday, the country had more than 2,500 cases and 59 deaths. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

That includes 23,700 deaths and more than 121,000 recoveries, the Baltimore, Maryland-based education institution's running tally indicated.