Coronavirus: Death rate globally climbs to 200,000

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The coronavirus has now killed more than 200,000 people worldwide, estimates from Johns Hopkins University show. According to count, there are more than 2.8 million confirmed Covid-19 incidents. 
It comes as the number of fatalities in the US has exceeded 50,000, while Americans are facing the worst epidemic in the world. The first confirmed death related to the virus was published in Chinese state media on January 11. Since that period more than 210 countries and territories have reported cases.

Five countries have recorded death tolls in excess of 20,000 today, but the counting of deaths varies widely. The largest number of confirmed deaths happened in the US, Italy and Spain. The UK Department of Health reported on Saturday that more than 20,000 patients had already died in UK hospitals as a consequence of coronavirus. Home Secretary Priti Patel described the number as "a devastating and horrible milestone" and said that "the entire nation is mourning."

France, which lists fatalities in nursing homes in its figures, reported on Saturday that the count reached up by 369. There have been 22,614 deaths from viruses in France since the beginning of March, but health authorities report mortality levels are dropping in hospitals, and the number of patients in intensive care has fallen for the seventeenth consecutive day. 
Coronavirus: Death rate globally climbs to 200,000

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that patients recovered from the virus may not be covered from re-infection. Governor of New York State Andrew Cuomo confirms he is allowing separate clinics to perform Covid-19 studies. He said he'd also be extending antibody screening at four clinics, beginning with essential staff. More than 16,000 deaths were reported in the State. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) outlined rising trends in Covid-19 reports in Asia, Eastern Europe, Central America, and South America earlier this week. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that although much of Western Europe's epidemics were stable or diminishing, the virus was only emerging for other countries. "And in others, certain (countries) that were devastated early on in the pandemic are just starting to see a revival," he added.

Belgium has a death rate of 6,917 in a 11.4 million population. More than half of the country's fatalities have occurred in elderly nursing facilities which are mostly focused on reported incidents, which makes the country's results seem even worse.

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