The cases of COVID-19 have multiplied multiple times in the last few days to reach over 14, 30,000 globally. However, what’s worrying is the number of deaths. The global death toll stands over 82,000. Out of this more than 50% of deaths are from just 4 countries.
3 of them are in Europe. The latest to join the unfortunate list of 10,000 deaths was France. Before France, it’s European Union partners Italy and Spain have touched this number. The U.S.A has also crossed the 10,000 death mark. The pandemic is still expanding in France, which is now in the 4th week of a national lockdown.
The good news for France is that the number of serious coronavirus cases being treated in intensive care units had risen by only 0.8% in the last 24 hours. Head of France’s public health authority Jerome Salomon provided the facts. The U.S meanwhile has recorded the highest number of cases at over 4 lakh.
Italy which has the highest deaths standing in excess of 17,000 has seen a positive trend. Italy reported a 4th consecutive daily decline in the number of people in intensive care. The country is in lockdown till the end of May. Spain, on the other hand, has not seen much positive news. The death toll in Spain stands over 14,000. Meanwhile. China is returning on the track where the virus first broke out.