The death toll from the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic rose to 23,529 worldwide on Thursday, 3,049 more than a day earlier, according to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the China National Health Commission (NHC).
- Likewise, the half million coronavirus positive patients were surpassed in the last day, with 518 thousand 378 cases, 73 thousand 877 more than what was reported the day before.
One of the main news in the world in the last 24 hours is the fact that the United States overtook China with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infections , with 85,505 .
The deaths in the North American country increased to 1,288; more than 200 in a single day. According to the WHO, the United States is about to become the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic .
Meanwhile, China has a record of 81,340 cases and 3,292 deaths since the start of the outbreak. It is now the second country most affected by COVID-19.
Italy , however, is the country most plagued by the new coronavirus (Orthocoronavirinae), with a total of 8,165 deaths, the highest number of deaths in the world, as well as 80,000 confirmed cases. This last figure is not very far from those of the United States and China.
Spain is the fourth country with the most confirmed patients , with 56,188, and the second in the world with the most fatalities due to COVID-19, with 4,889.
- It highlights that, although Germany is the fifth country with the highest infection rate with 36,508, it does not exceed 198 deaths to date.
On the last day, the new coronavirus reached three new countries around the world, the WHO reported. The nations that do not report cases of the disease are few. They are mainly found in Africa.