Number of coronavirus cases in Europe tops quarter million

Marco Green
March 27, 2020

The World Health Organization's European office says it sees "encouraging signs" as Italy reported a lower rate of infections of the new coronavirus, cautioning it was too soon to say whether the worst had passed.

India on Thursday began enforcing the world's largest coronavirus lockdown, trying to keep its 1.3 billion people indoors. As the number of deaths in Europe soared over 12,000, Spain prolonged a state of emergency that will allow it to impose broader lockdowns while French President Emmanuel Macron launched "Operation Resilience", a military-backed response to combat the pandemic.

New York, which is the epicenter of the United States outbreak with 50 percent of the country's total confirmed cases, now as 385 deaths and more than 37,000 infections. The country's death toll earlier this week jumped from 6,820 to 7,500. The city's convention centre is being turned into a temporary hospital and the state has hit 280 deaths, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University. Washington state, which was at first the center complying with an episode at a Seattle assisted living facility, now has 3,207 verified cases and also 150 fatalities.

It comes as brand-new research study revealed the break out can result in greater than 80,000 fatalities in the United States within the following 4 months and also bewilder health center capability across the country as quickly as very early April also if social distancing procedures are valued.

They say it could serve as the bedrock of a safer and more unified European economy and would become a globally respected asset on par with the US Treasury bills.

This was the case even if the population adhered to strict social distancing measures.

The analysis warned that based on current trends, demand for both ICU beds and ventilators would far exceed capacity for COVID-19 patients as early as the second week of April.

It comes as healthcare systems in both NY and also Europe given in the weight of taking care of seriously unwell targets as authorities seriously looked for sufficient ventilators to maintain them to life. It's followed by Spain, then Italy. On Thursday, the health ministry reported reported almost 8,600 new infections and 655 deaths, bringing the total cases to over 56,00 and more than 4,000 fatalities - second only to Italy's death toll of about 7,500. Others have introduced curfews, quarantines and other social distancing recommendations.

At the very least 1.5 billion individuals throughout the world are now under extreme traveling limitations. But the head of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, scolded world leaders for wasting precious time in the fight against the virus that has already killed more than 22,000 people and infected over 5,10,000. He called it "public enemy No 1".

Across the U.S., roughly half of the population have been affected by stay-at-home orders in at least 18 states.

The sweeping orders are focused on reducing the spread of the microorganism however have actually overthrown life as institutions and also organisations shutter forever.

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