1.8 million cases worldwide, 108,804 people died from Covid-19

A member of the medical staff holding a sample sample container used at a Covid-19 testing center at the Havelhoehe community hospital in Berlin, Germany, April 6. Photo: Reuters.
A member of the medical staff holding a sample sample container used at a Covid-19 testing center at the Havelhoehe community hospital in Berlin, Germany, April 6. Photo: Reuters.

According to Johns Hopkins University, as of April 12, the world has nearly 1.8 million people infected with Covid-19. The United States also surpassed Italy to become the country with the highest death in the world.

As of 22:00 (Eastern time zone in the US) on April 11, the US has at least 529,740 cases of corona virus infection, according to Johns Hopkins University.

To date, at least 20,602 people have died from Covid-19 across the United States, surpassing the number of Italian deaths and making the United States the country with the most Covid-19 deaths in the world.

The total number of cases included cases from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories. Wyoming is the only state so far without any deaths due to Covid-19 infection.

Germany has more than 120,000 cases

Germany recorded an additional 2,821 cases of Covid-19 on April 12, bringing the total number of corona virus infections to 120,479, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute, the agency for disease control and prevention in Germany.

This is lower than the increase of 4,133 cases on 11/4 and also marks the second time the number of new cases decreased after four consecutive days of increase.

The number of deaths due to Covid-19 in Germany also increased by 129 cases on April 12. Germany currently has 2,673 deaths due to corona virus infection.

The number of new infections doubled in China

A woman holding an umbrella rides a bicycle after the blockade order is lifted in Wuhan, China. Photo: Reuters.
A woman holding an umbrella rides a bicycle after the blockade order is lifted in Wuhan, China. Photo: Reuters.

China recorded 99 new cases of Covid-19 on April 11, more than doubling from the previous day and the highest increase in a month. The number of imported cases (cases of foreign origin) also increased to a record.

Asymptomatic virus infections also increased by 63 cases on April 11, nearly double the 34 of the previous day, according to the National Health Commission of China (NHC).

Almost all new infections are imported. Only two of the 99 infections are due to domestic transmission.

The number of infections in Shanghai accounts for more than half of all imported cases. The city recorded 52 cases of Covid-19 on April 11.

Of the new cases in Shanghai, 51 people traveled on a flight from Russia to China on April 10.

Heilongjiang Province also reported 21 imported cases on April 11, all related to Chinese citizens returning from Russia.

China recorded 82,052 cases of Covid-19 and 3,339 people died from the disease.

France has nearly 14,000 people died

The French rescue team wearing protective clothing put a patient from Mulhouse hospital on a stretcher before the patient was put on a helicopter. Photo: Reuters.
The French rescue team wearing protective clothing put a patient from Mulhouse hospital on a stretcher before the patient was put on a helicopter. Photo: Reuters.

The number of deaths in France due to Covid-19 increased to nearly 14,000 on April 11. However, the number of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) has dropped for the third day in a row, raising hopes that national blockade measures are reducing the spread of the virus, according to Reuters.

The number of people in the French ICU has dropped from 7,004 to the previous day to 6,883, down nearly 2%. Meanwhile, the number of people in the hospital was almost stable at 31,320 people, up only 53 people or 0.2%.

The death toll increased by 635, bringing the total death toll in France to 13,832. Of these, 8,943 died at the hospital and 4,889 died at the nursing home. This number is still less than April 10. The number of deaths on April 10 was 987 because the number of deaths at nursing homes soared.

“We are facing a major epidemic and the death toll has reached unprecedented levels,” French Health Minister Jerome Salomon said at a brief meeting.

He said many people were hospitalized and the French people needed to be on their guard.

The Ministry of Health reported the number of confirmed virus infections in France increased 3,144 cases on April 11, up 3.4%, less than the 5% increase in the previous four days. France currently has 93,790 people confirmed positive for corona virus.

The number of infections in French nursing homes also increased by 1,671 to 35,864 cases. The Ministry of Health said 11,175 cases in nursing homes were counted among the national cases. The ministry also said the remaining 24,689 were suspected cases.

In total, suspected cases in nursing homes and positive cases, France had 118,479 cases or suspected Covid-19 infections on April 11.

The number of deaths in Italy increased again

Police patrol the streets of Via dei Condotti, Italy on April 10. Photo: Reuters.
Police patrol the streets of Via dei Condotti, Italy on April 10. Photo: Reuters.

According to Reuters, Italy recorded an additional 619 deaths from Covid-19 on April 11. The number of deaths recorded was more than 570 of the previous day and the number of new infections has also increased by 4,694 cases, nearly 700 more than the 3,951 of the previous day.

After experiencing an epidemic in late March, the number of daily infections and deaths in Italy decreased but not sharply decreased.

The total number of deaths in Italy since the epidemic broke out here on February 21 has increased to 19,468 cases, the country’s Civil Protection Agency said.

The number of positive cases also reached 152,271 cases, the third highest in the world after the US and Spain.

There are 3,381 Italians who must stay in the ICU, continuing to decline for eight consecutive days.

Source: https://behecare.com/

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