The latest on the coronavirus pandemic in the worldMar 232020
The new coronavirus has already spread to almost every country in the world.
According to the latest data from John Hopkins University, the number of those infected with the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has reached 350,536, while 15,328 people have died worldwide.
Most of the infections were registered in China (81,496), Italy (59,138), USA. (35,225), Spain (33,089) and Germany (26,220).
"The pandemic is accelerating. It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach 100,000; 11 days for the second 100,000 cases, and only 4 days for the third 100,000," said the director of the World Organization of the Cheers, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Meanwhile, the new coronavirus has already spread to almost every country in the world.
Below we have collected the latest information on the covid-19 pandemic.
- Italy reported 602 new deaths and this brought the total number of deaths to 6,078
- Spain registered 2,182 deaths and 33,089 positive cases of coronavirus throughout the country
- In the Netherlands 34 people died and 4,749 were infected
- In Iran there are 1,812 deaths and 23,049 infected with covid-19
- In New York, overnight coronavirus cases increased 38%, and there are already more than 20,000 infected
- With 71 new cases of covid-19, the total number of infected in Russia rose to 438
- In Ecuador, the number of people infected by coronavirus rose to 981, while the number of deaths rose to 18
- In Panama the death toll rose to 5 and 313 cases of infection were confirmed
- Colombia confirmed the third death from coronavirus, while there are already 277 cases of infection
- In Chile, 114 new cases of coronavirus were registered, bringing the total number of infected to 746 people.
- Cuba confirmed 5 new cases of coronavirus, and the total number of those infected increased to 40
- In Argentina the first case of community transmission was detected, and so far 266 cases of coronavirus have been recorded
- Peru has confirmed 395 cases of coronavirus. The highest number of infections has been in Lima, the capital, with 307 positives.
- As the coronavirus spreads, European stock markets started the week following their downtrend, with the British FTSE index, the German DAX and the French CAC slipping nearly 5%.
- The Dow Jones lost 849.28 points and stood at 18,324.70 points, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell more than 4% and 2%, respectively
- The Mexican peso fell to a new record low of 24.96 per dollar
- Russia announced that the development of the coronavirus vaccine concluded the first phase
- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urged all citizens to prepare for self-isolation and announced the total closure of the country for at least 4 weeks
- The US Federal Reserve (Fed) Announced Unprecedented Measures To Overcome Economic "Serious Disruptions" By The Covid-19 Pandemic
- Uruguay and Brazil agreed to close the common land border from Sunday, and for at least 30 days
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered strict restrictions on the movement of people and activities. The politician noted that citizens should stay home unless they go out to buy food, go to work, seek medical attention or exercise. In addition, he ordered the cessation of all social events, as well as meetings of more than two people.