The COVID-19 epidemic continues its rapid growth, bringing the number of people affected by it to nearly one million people worldwide, half of whom are in Europe.
The global epidemic cased by the novel coronavirus has also claimed the lives of nearly 50,000 people, amid expectations that America will become the new epicenter of the epidemic.
The number of people recovering from the virus worldwide has exceeded 200,000.
China topped the list of countries that have known the largest number of recoverers after their number reached 76 thousand people, according to the site “Worldometer”, which is concerned with tracking the developments of the Corona virus.
Spain comes in second place with more than 26 thousand recovered persons, while Germany is ranked third with 19 thousand and 175 recovered cases from the virus.
More than 500,000 injuries were recorded in Europe, the most affected continent, at a time when the numbers are increasing in the United States (215,000). The country appears to be gradually becoming the new epicenter. In the absence of sufficient capabilities to detect injuries, these numbers are likely to be without reality.
“We will go through two very, very painful weeks,” US President Donald Trump told a news conference.
According to White House estimates, COVID-19 could kill between 100,000 and 240,000 people in the United States.
In Europe, the epidemic has claimed the lives of more than a thousand people in Belgium, which has seen the number of deaths double in three days, especially due to the calculation of deaths recorded in retirement homes.
However, the largest number of deaths on the continent is still in Spain, where Thursday announced the death of 950 injured people in 24 hours, in a new record. This country fears that the number of injured may exceed the capabilities of the intensive care units that are currently operating at full capacity.