Coronavirus: Spain Overtakes China, Cuomo Reports Good News

  • So far, there are more than 523,000 cases worldwide, and nearly 24,000 deaths.
  • Hospitalization rates have dropped in New York and requests for more PPE are being filled.
  • The covid-19 pandemic is also having an effect on mental health.

Spain surpassed China’s death toll from coronavirus Wednesday, trailing only Italy. The death toll has increased by 498 over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in Spain to 4,145. China reported a total of 3,287 deaths as of Thursday, with Italy recording a total so far of 8,215.

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.

The number of infections in Spain has tripled, and almost 27,000 people are being treated every day in hospitals. Despite the many attempts by countries and governments to stop the spread, coronavirus still seems to be the world’s biggest challenge. So far, there are more than 523,000 cases worldwide, and nearly 24,000 deaths. More than 123,000 people worldwide have recovered from the disease, according to Worldometers.

At the same time, the United States has seen cases grow exponentially. Nearly 81,000 cases cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, with 1,163 deaths. More than 12,000 new cases were reported in the United States in the last 24 hours. With more than 37,000 cases, nearly half of America’s coronavirus cases are in New York State. The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, announced two pieces of good news Thursday: hospitalization rates have dropped and requests for more personal protective equipment (PPE) are being filled.

In China’s Hubei Province, where the infection of this coronavirus originated, covid-19 is said to be in relatively stable conditions. No new infections have been reported either. However, a large number of infections occurring in the rest of China have been reported. In the UK the death toll rose to 463 yesterday, and Thursday to 578. Nearly 12,000 cases have been reported in the United Kingdom as of Thursday.

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.

Coronavirus has invaded the whole world, and information and statistics about the epidemic are updating constantly. All of this is affecting mental health, especially those who are already suffering from anxiety disorders. Concerns about this information are understandable, but for many, it can cause health problems to increase. When the World Health Organization provided advice on protecting mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak, the idea was well-received on social media networks.

As a mental health professional more sensitive to anxiety disorders in the UK, Nicky Lidbetter explains anxiety and uncontrolled anxiety are among the most common symptoms of panic disorder. It is therefore understandable that many who are already suffering from panic attacks face challenges at this time.

The infection spreads from one person to another through droplets. It is important for people to consider regular hand washing with soapy water or a hand sanitizer. It is best to avoid being around someone who has a cough or a fever. Anyone who thinks they have had a coronavirus infection is better to call a doctor.

There is currently no vaccine to protect against coronavirus, although scientists are still struggling to make that vaccine. This is a new virus that has never been detected before, and as such, no one is immune to it. This new coronavirus can cause a person to get sick, and many are people with lung problems.

The World Health Organization has also said that, within 18 months, a coronavirus vaccine may be available.

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Benedict Kasigara

I have been working as a freelance editor/writer since 2006. My specialist subject is film and television having worked for over 10 years from 2005 during which time I was the editor of the BFI Film and Television.

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