Coronavirus: 1,900 New Deaths in U.S., 42 New Cases in China

  • At least 1,000 deaths per day have been recorded in the U.S. since April 3, and more than 1,900 in each of the past three days.
  • China has registered 42 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to the Chinese National Health Commission.
  • China is currently reporting hundreds of imported cases as nationals return home.

Worldometers tracked 1,900 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States on Thursday, and more than 33,500 new cases. As of 8:00 UTC Friday, there were 16,697 total deaths in the United States, making it the second-worst affected country in the world, coming only behind Italy (18,279).

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), also known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), and novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) is a viral respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It was first detected during the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

At least 1,000 deaths per day have been recorded in the U.S. since April 3, and more than 1,900 in each of the past three days. This is despite the containment measures that have gradually been implemented, state by state.

The United States is, by far, the country with the largest number of confirmed, reported cases, at nearly 469,000. This accounts for nearly 30% of the world’s 1.6 million cases. The numbers are, however, only as good as World Health Organization Member states report them.

China Registers 42 New Cases

Elsewhere, China has registered 42 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus, according to the Chinese National Health Commission. Thirty-eight of these were said to have involved travelers from overseas, while four were “local.” The same source reported one additional death within the last 24 hours.

That person died in the city of Wuhan, due to infection with the new coronavirus The four cases of “local” infections were located in Guangzhou, a province adjacent to Macau, and in Heilongjiang province. The total number of infected people diagnosed in China since the beginning of the pandemic is 81,907, of which 3,336 have died. An additional 77,455 people were reported to have recovered from the virus.

Coronaviruses are species of virus belonging to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae, in the order Nidovirales. There are seven known strains of human coronaviruses, including COVID-19.

Many Chinese living abroad are returning to the country, as the disease spreads to the rest of the world. Therefore, China is currently reporting hundreds of imported cases. Since the outbreak began last December, 717,378 people in close contact with infected people have been under medical surveillance in China, of which 11,176 remain under observation.

China also revealed that it detected 47 new asymptomatic cases, bringing the total to 1,198. The National Health Commission only started to disclose the number of people infected, but asymptomatic, last week. Since then, more than two-thirds of cases of infection with the new coronavirus in China are asymptomatic.

Despite these new cases, the total number of “active” infected in the Asian country decreased to 1,116, since the number of patients discharged was greater than that of new infections. The National Health Commission of China said that only 144 patients remain in serious condition in the country due to the disease.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, has already infected more than 1.6 million people worldwide, of whom nearly 96,000 have died. More than 357,000 people worldwide have recovered from COVID-19. After appearing in China in December, the outbreak spread across the world, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic situation.

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Vincent Ferdinand

News reporting is my thing. My view of what is happening in our world is colored by my love of history and how the past influences events taking place in the present time.  I like reading politics and writing articles. It was said by Geoffrey C. Ward, "Journalism is merely history's first draft." Everyone who writes about what is happening today is indeed, writing a small part of our history.

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