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More than 100,000 people have recovered from Covid-19 - WHO

Health & Science - By Reuters | March 26th 2020 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300

At least 102,000 people have recovered from Covid-19 around the world, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

There have been more than 390,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 globally. WHO has called for more aggressive action to stem the spread.

The world has passed another coronavirus milestone, with more than 100,000 patients now successfully recovered from the virus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The actual figure is likely to be higher, with the data only covering confirmed cases.

The overall death rate also remains low at fewer than five per cent of those that have been infected.

Covid 19 Time Series

 

China, which bore the brunt of the initial outbreak, is now leading the way with recoveries. Of the more than 390,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 globally, more than 80,000 were in China and the large majority of those people have recovered, the interactive map shows.

Although Italy comes after China in terms of confirmed cases, it ranks third, behind Iran, in terms of number of recoveries. It also maintains the highest number of deaths from the virus, almost double the number of people that died in China’s Hubei province.

Social distancing

Across the world, new cases continue to be reported at a rate of more than 40,000 per day, underscoring the importance of following the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advice on combating the virus, including practicing social distancing.

The UK is the latest country to put its citizens in lockdown, banning public gatherings of more than two people and warning citizens to stay indoors and only venture out for essential supplies.

At a briefing on Monday, WHO officials stressed the need for aggressive measures to fight the virus, noting the disease's quick acceleration.

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