The world has been fighting the coronavirus since its outbreak in China at the end of last year. Worldwide, more than 8,840,796 positive cases with 464,481 deaths have been reported.
The US has confirmed over 2,313,920 positive cases with 121,652 deaths and is the world leader. Brazil follows with over 1,043,168 positive cases and 49,156 deaths.
The 55,000 cases registered in Brazil in a single day raised several concerns.
The country’s health minister said the increase in cases was due to the instability of his reporting system, which has some delays in getting some numbers.
While cases that previously seemed to have been controlled are still on the rise in the United States and China, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a new and dangerous phase in this world pandemic.
Colombia and Mexico have seen an increase in related deaths. Their death toll has exceeded 2,000 and 20,000 respectively. This implies that the virus is still devastated, although some countries have taken a step to ease the mitigation restrictions.
Some countries around the world have reconsidered their plans to reopen the economy. One of the countries is Mexico, which has pushed back its plan to open up the economy as the number of cases is still high.
On the other hand, other nations are taking a different step just because these restrictions to curb the spread of this highly contagious virus have become a threat to the economy, as many nations have now registered historic unemployment rates.
However, the WHO has warned against such steps. On Friday, the UN body, said that the world is in a new and dangerous phase. Although people are tired of being locked up in their homes, the virus is still spreading quickly, according to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO chief.
The warning comes when the world is still waiting for an effective vaccine with a variety now in their last test phase. The hopes are no closer than a month.
And scientists are still making daily discoveries about the behavior of this COVID-19. The studies mainly focused on the symptoms of this virus and the extent to which it may have spread before it was identified.
Some researchers in Italy said they found evidence that the virus had been in the country since December. This means that the virus was there a month earlier, the first case was confirmed and was first confirmed in China at around the same time.
Also, researchers have discovered genetic traces of COVID-19 in wastewater samples collected in Turing and Milan at the end of last year.
However, the first case in Italy was not registered until February. This justifies the reason why the country was hit hard across Europe.
Even though they were quick and the first to implement a nationwide ban, they still saw the eve of this virus.
Sure, the world is tired of the daily news about the coronavirus, and everyone is waiting to hear that a vaccine has been found sooner than later.
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