The number of Covid-19 infections globally has exceeded 2 million, of which more than 128,000 have died, with the US and Europe continuing to be hotspots for the majority of the cases.
According to CNN, statistics of Johns Hopkins University on the evening of April 15 showed that the number of people infected with Covid-19 globally reached 2,000,984. The number of people dying of disease worldwide is 128,071.
The United States is the country most heavily affected by the epidemic to date. The total number of recorded Covid-19 cases in the United States has reached 609,696, which is the top in the world and higher than the total number of people infected in the next three countries on the list. Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the US has reached 26,059 cases.
In Europe, the disease outbreak was strongest in Spain, Italy, Germany and France. These countries have had more than 100,000 infected people.
Spain has recorded 177,633 positive cases with Covid-19, the highest in Europe and second only to the US. Meanwhile, the number of people infected with Covid-19 in Italy has reached 162,488, the third highest worldwide. The number of deaths in Spain and Italy were 18,579 and 21,067 cases, respectively.
In the past few days, several European countries have considered easing blockade measures to rebuild the economy when the epidemic began to show signs of stability. Since April 14, Italy and Austria have reopened a number of small-scale stores, accompanied by strict adherence to regulations on social and medical spacing. Germany is expected to take similar easing soon.
Meanwhile, more than 100 countries have offered IMF International Monetary Fund emergency relief due to the severe damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Kristalina Georgieva, IMF executive director, said the organization has approved financial aid for 10 countries. Nearly 50 other countries will also receive financial support from the IMF by the end of April.
Georgieva predicts that the IMF will need to mobilize all the support tools and the $ 1 trillion funding to support member economies in the context that the world economy will fall into a deep crisis in 2020 and only partially recovered by 2021.