Coronavirus pandemic which is taking its toll on humanity has affected more one a million people globally.
More than 50,000 people have died and more than 208,000 infected persons have recovered.
The disease, COVID-19, emerged three months ago in Central China. After its short existence, the disease seems to be doing more harm to the human race than good.
Ways of transmitting the virus is very easy and one can transfer the disease to another without being aware of. And it is transferred through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Spain has so far recorded the most deaths with 950 in 24 hours believed to be the highest number of recorded deaths of any country in one day.
The Spaniards 102,000 confirmed cases increased to 110,000 on Wednesday. Authorities believe the virus is now peaking and say they expect to see a drop in figures in the days ahead.
The United States currently has 235,747 cases with 5,624 deaths. The USA recorded 20,744 more cases in the last 24 hours.
The US is followed by Italy – the worst affected country in Europe – with 115,242 infections and the highest number of deaths – 13,915 – among the 183 countries affected by the disease.
South Africa is the worst affected nation in Africa with 1,462 cases and five deaths. South Africa is followed by Algeria with 986 cases and Egypt with 850 infections.
Ghana has a total of 204 cases with five fatalities. Several cities around the world are on lockdown to slow the spread of the killer bug.
However, with the rate of infection as high as it is, WHO says there is no doubt the figures will continue to surge in the coming days.
And the health body shared their concern at the “near exponential” growth in the number of confirmed cases across the world, with 183 countries affected.
Speaking at a press conference in Geneva on Wednesday, Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, pointed out that the number of deaths had doubled in the last week alone.
Source: Nana Kwame/Ghnewslife.com