The number of newly infected Coronavirus around the world today exceeded 1.5 million, while the number of people recovering from the disease exceeded the barrier of 330,000 people, according to the "World Meteor" statistical platform.
This coincides with the United States recording the second consecutive day of about two thousand new deaths from the virus, and Oxfam International warns that an additional half a billion people in the world may be below the poverty line due to the repercussions of the pandemic.
Johns Hopkins University announced that the number of deaths in America from the virus rose yesterday to 14,700 deaths, after recording nearly two thousand deaths in 24 hours, while the number of infections rose to more than 429 thousand, after adding 24,634 additional people to the virus.
With this result, the United States has become second in the world in terms of the number of corona deaths, with Spain surpassing 14,555 deaths, but it is still behind Italy, which has recorded 17,669 deaths so far.
The new epidemic of the Corona virus has so far claimed the lives of about 83,000 people worldwide, and about 1.5 million people have been officially diagnosed in 192 countries and regions since the start of the pandemic.
Wuhan is recovering
In a gesture that might inspire hope despite the increasing number of injuries and deaths, thousands of people took to the streets of the Chinese city of Wuhan yesterday, the focus from which the virus was launched to the rest of the world, after the authorities decided to lift the total closure imposed months ago on the city.
With the closure of Wuhan lifted, life began to return to normal as train and bus stations were crowded with passengers seeking to leave the city, and some wore protective suits.
Despite this procedure, the number of deaths from the Coronavirus in China rose to 3344, after two new deaths were recorded during the past 24 hours, while 63 new infections were recorded, including 61 cases of travelers coming from abroad, bringing the total number of infections to 81,865.
In Europe, the virus continues to crawl, as data from the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases showed that the number of cases of coronavirus in Germany increased by 4974 in the last 24 hours to reach 108,202 cases, while the number of deaths increased by 246 cases to 2107.
In Britain, it recorded more than 930 new deaths, the highest number of daily deaths recorded by the country, taking the total to more than seven thousand deaths.
The office of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that his health is improving steadily, while he is being treated in the intensive care unit due to his HIV infection.
In Russia, President Vladimir Putin said that the next two or three weeks will be crucial in the face of the outbreak of the Coruna virus.
He added that his country carefully examines the experiences of all countries in dealing with the virus, and that Russia has every possibility to overcome the various scenarios associated with the spread of the pandemic because it has experience in overcoming crises, as he put it.
In Sweden, Al-Jazeera correspondent said that 96 new deaths were recorded during the past 24 hours, in addition to 726 new injuries.
In Norway, 147 new cases of Coronavirus were registered, bringing the number to 6010.
In the Arab region, the Saudi Ministry of Health announced 272 new injuries, bringing the total to 2,800, and the deaths to 41.
In the Sultanate of Oman, the Ministry of Health announced 48 new infections in Corona, bringing the total number to 419.
In Kuwait, the total number of injuries increased to over 355, after more than 100 injuries were recorded.
In Qatar, 153 new injuries were announced, bringing the total to more than 2,200 injuries, and 28 cases of recovery from the disease, bringing the number of people recovering in the country to 178.
The UAE Ministry of Health also announced the registration of three hundred new injuries, exceeding the total number of 2659, while the number of people recovering reached about 240.
In Morocco, the total number increased to 1,242 injuries.
In Algeria, the Ministry of Health announced 12 deaths and 104 new injuries.
In Lebanon, the Ministry of Health said that 27 new cases of coronavirus were registered, taking the total number to 575.
The Iraqi Ministry of Health announced the registration of eighty new infections, bringing the total to 1,202, and 69 deaths.
On the other hand, the organization "Oxfam" warned that an additional half a billion people in the world could be below the poverty line due to the repercussions of the Coronavirus, if plans to support the poorest countries were not speeded up.
In a report entitled "The Price of Dignity," the international NGO indicated that between 6 and 8% of the world's population may catch up with those who currently live below the poverty line, after governments have stopped entire economic cycles in order to contain the spread of the virus.
The report warned that this matter could fight poverty globally "ten years back", and even 30 years in certain regions, such as sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa.