The world has surpassed 3 million cases of Covid-19 while the United States has recorded more than 1 million cases, but WHO warns the epidemic is “far from over.”
After recording more than 20,000 cases of Covid-19, the total number of cases across the United States exceeded 1 million, accounting for one-third of cases worldwide. Meanwhile, with 1,182 deaths in the past 24 hours, the United States now has 56,595 deaths from Covid-19.
However, some states in the US have begun to reopen. Georgia began letting people eat in restaurants and watch movies in theaters on April 27, while states like Minnesota and Mississippi took steps to lift restrictions on the Covid-19 epidemic. despite experts warning it is too early to do so. In Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine outlined “first steps” to reopen the state’s economic sectors.
However, California Governor Gavin Newsom said the state would strengthen public health measures related to the Covid-19 epidemic after crowds flocked to the beaches over the weekend.
In Spain, the number of new cases and deaths has been on a downward trend in recent days. Spain recorded 2,793 new cases of Covid-19 in a day, bringing the total number of cases in the second epidemic center in the world to 229,422. The number of deaths in this country is currently 23,521.
Spanish authorities have carefully prepared measures to relax some of the strict blockade orders on April 27 after children were allowed to go out for the first time in six weeks.
The Covid-19 epidemic also had positive signs in Italy when in the last 24 hours, the country recorded 1,739 positive cases with SARS-CoV-2 and 333 people died of this strain. The number of Covid-19 cases across Italy is currently 199,411 with 26,977 deaths. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on April 26 set a deadline on May 4 to begin phasing out strict restrictions on the Covid-19 epidemic.
Notably, the number of new cases in Germany has dropped to 3 digits, 664 cases and the number of new deaths recorded is only at 2 digits with 85 cases. To date, Germany has 158,434 cases of Covid-19 and 6,061 deaths from the disease.
The United Kingdom is the country with the highest number of cases reported in Europe with 4,309 cases, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases nationwide to 157,149 with 21,092 deaths.
After surpassing China in the number of cases, in the last 24 hours, Russia recorded the second highest number of new cases in the world, behind the US with 6,198 cases, bringing the total number of cases across Russia to 87,147, of which 794 deaths casualties.
The Middle East is also witnessing a declining number of cases and deaths, while some countries are starting to consider easing a limited number of orders. Iran recorded 3 new cases of the day with 991, and 96 deaths. Currently there are 91,472 people with Covid-19 and 5,806 people died from the disease.
After witnessing a rapid increase in the number of cases, Turkey is now the 7th largest outbreak in the world. However, the number of new cases per day in this country is also decreasing. In the past 1 day, Turkey had an additional 2,131 cases of Covid-19 and 95 deaths.
In Southeast Asia, Singapore remains the largest outbreak in the region. However, in the last 24 hours, the number of new cases in the country has decreased compared to the previous day when an additional 799 cases were recorded, bringing the total number of cases to 14,423. Indonesia and the Philippines continue to record 3 new numbers of cases, 214 and 198 respectively. Indonesia currently has 9,096 cases of Covid-19 with 765 deaths, while the Philippines has 7,777 cases of Covid-19 and 511 deaths from the disease.
However, Malaysia and Thailand are both witnessing a new decline in Covid-19 cases. Malaysia recorded 40 new shifts in 24 hours while the number in Thailand was only 9 shifts.
To date, the world has reached more than 3 million cases of Covid-19 globally with 211,147 deaths. However, on 27/4, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a press conference that the Covid-19 pandemic “is far from over”. Mr Tedros said WHO “continues to be concerned about the increasing trend of new cases in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and some Asian countries”.
“Of all regions, cases and deaths have not been fully reported in many countries due to low testing capabilities,”the WHO Director-General assessed, adding: “Virus will not be defeated if we do not unite. If we do not unite, the virus will take advantage of the rift between us and continue to wreak havoc. There will be many lives that must go away”.