The number of corona virus infections worldwide is up to 303,001, with the number of Covid-19 patients dying to 12,944. Italy soared by nearly 800 deaths in just one day.
While China gradually controlled the domestic epidemic, the number of deaths in Italy on March 21 increased to 793, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 4,825 cases.
This is the highest increase in deaths per day in the world since the outbreak in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
Meanwhile, the number of viral infections globally has exceeded 300,000 while the epidemic is shifting from Asia to Europe.
China has almost all domestic infections, but before the “second wave”
On 22 March, China announced that it had detected 46 new infections, most of which were imported. Only one case of electrolysis has been detected in China in the past 4 days.
Among the new cases, 14 patients in Shanghai and 13 were detected in Beijing. Although the number of domestic cases in China is heavily controlled, the number of imported cases in this country has been steadily increasing over the past few days.
With the update of the National Health Commission (NHC), the total number of infections in China has increased to 81,054. The number of Covid-19 patients dying in this country was 3,261 cases, the second highest in the world after Italy.
China is trying to restart its economy after nearly 3 months of fighting the epidemic. In the past, the country used measures to restrict travel and reduce strict social exposure nationwide with a focus on blockade in Hubei province, where the disease broke out in December 2019.
However, experts warn that China needs to remain vigilant against the “second wave” of the epidemic that could be triggered by imported cases.
South Korea added 98 cases, maintaining the slow rising momentum
South Korea on the morning of March 22 announced an additional 98 new cases of coronavirus infection, down significantly from 147 new cases of the previous day. The total number of existing Korean infections is 8,897. Over the past week, except for two days, South Korea has maintained a new double digit level.
The total number of deaths from viruses in South Korea is now 104, most of them elderly with underlying disease. South Korea’s death rate is considered low, especially compared to Italy, where there are the most new cases every day, where there are nearly 800 deaths in just one day.
The death toll in the United States exceeds 300
There are at least 23,649 cases of corona virus in the US, with 302 deaths, according to CNN statistics from state data. Currently 50 states in the US, Washington D.C. The same regions have reported cases.
The worst states are New York with 10,356 cases, 53 deaths, Washington state with 1,793 cases, 94 deaths, California with 1,200 cases, 24 deaths.
The US Federal Bureau of Prison records the first case of corona virus
A prisoner at the Urban Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn, New York, was tested positive for the corona virus, according to a statement released by the Federal Prison Service Bureau (BOP).
This is the first case of Covid-19 as a prisoner recorded in the federal prison system.
Before the test, the prisoner, the male, initially informed the manager that he had chest pain. This person is immediately taken to the hospital for diagnosis.
“On March 20, 2020, prisoners were discharged from the hospital to MDC Brooklyn and immediately quarantined. Today, BOP was informed that the prisoner’s Covid-19 test result was positive,” the statement said. March 21.
Earlier, BOP had recorded two cases of corona virus infection in the system but were both employees of the department, including one at Leavenworth Prison, Kansas, and one who worked at Grand Prairie Prison, Texas.
President Trump has called for re-use of the mask many times
Contrary to the recommendations of the federal health agency, US President Donald Trump on March 21 urged health workers to clean and reuse masks when treating Covid-19 patients, instead of throwing them away. Discard used masks.
“We have lots of good solutions to clean our masks. We need to start doing this more,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for N95 antibacterial masks are “not shared or reused”. The recommendations of the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do not mention the ability to re-clean the mask for safe reuse.
Another day with a record death in Italy
The Italian health agency announced on March 21 that the number of corona virus infections in the country reached 53,578 cases, an increase of 6,557 cases compared to the previous day.
The total number of deaths recorded in the past 24 hours was 793 patients. This is the highest number of deaths per day in Italy and worldwide since the outbreak.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared all nonessential business operations to be halted in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus.
The most heavily affected area is the Lombardy region, which surrounds the city of Milan, with 3,095 deaths and more than 25,000 infections. The country of more than 60 million people along the Mediterranean coast is also the country with the highest number of corona virus deaths in the world.
The number of global infections exceeds 300,000
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, China, Italy and Spain are the three countries with the highest number of Covid-19 patients, the disease caused by the new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), in the world. The total number of cases globally has reached 303,001.
The total number of deaths worldwide has come close to reaching 13,000 patients. Countries with the most deaths include Italy, China and Iran.