Global coronavirus cases surpass 1.14 million, over 61,000 people die
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The death toll due to coronavirus pandemic reached 61,205 across the world on Saturday.
The number of worldwide patients has increased to 1,141,378 during the last 24 hours.
In the US, the death toll jumped to 7,457 with 65 new deaths. In Spain, more 544 deaths have been reported, 766 in Italy and 684 in the United Kingdom.
With new reported deaths, the toll has risen to 14,681 in Italy, 11,744 in Spain, 4,313 in the United Kingdom, 6,507 in France and 3,452 in Iran.
According to media reports, Spain overtook Italy for the first time for the number of confirmed cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day. Scientific advisers to the Italian government said a reliable antibody blood test to find out who has already had the virus would give a better picture of Italy’s epidemic and could possibly be identified within days.
The southerly region of Chechnya became the first in Russia to introduce a night curfew. Cases in Ireland’s nursing homes have increased four-fold in the space of a week.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was remaining in isolation with mild symptoms, seven days after he was confirmed to be infected. Britain’s health minister said the curve of deaths could peak on Easter Sunday. Queen Elizabeth will make an extremely rare address to the nation on Sunday.
It is too early for Germany to lift restrictions on people’s movement despite signs that the virus may be spreading at a slightly slower pace, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Canadian officials blasted a move by President Donald Trump to block 3M Co’s export of N95 respirator masks for use by doctors and nurses as the daily death toll jumped by almost 20%, with total infections nearing 12,000.