The number of confirmed coronavirus cases throughout the world has topped the 1,500,000 mark, reaching 1,605,548, whereas the death toll has risen to 95,808, according to Johns Hopkins University as of 10 April, 11:41 a.m.
Estimates published on Friday by the World Health Organisation put the number of infected people worldwide at 1,521,252, including 92,798 deaths.
In December 2019, China informed the World Health Organisation (WHO) about an outbreak of a yet-unknown strain of pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central province of Hubei. On 11 March, the WHO declared the outbreak of the disease, which is caused by a new strain of coronavirus, a pandemic.
Meanwhile, the city of Wuhan, where the virus originated, has ended its lockdown, and is gradually returning to normal as the city has reported no deaths in the past several days.
A further 85,506 people have tested positive for the coronavirus disease over the preceding 24 hours, placing the overall number of cases confirmed since the start of the outbreak above 2.24 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Sunday.
After Russian MMA fighter of Dagestani origin Khabib Nurmagomedov stepped out of a fight with Tony Ferguson amid the coronavirus outbreak, Justin"The Highlight" Gaethje decided to face "El Cucuy" in a fight that was initially slated for 18 April.
As Africa is yet to reach the peak of its confirmed cases of coronavirus, a UNECA-released report claims the continent might become a breeding ground for the pandemic, with COVID-19 expected to soar and the food security of some 25 million Africans threatened by a desert locust crisis
Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised the country's efforts at combating the coronavirus pandemic saying the nation has managed to handle the threat proactively.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s federal Science and Technology Ministry had set up a COVID-19 Task Force for improving diagnostics, testing, healthcare delivery solutions and supplies. The Task Force was instructed to develop the appropriate technologies to assist the country in combating the pandemic.
The new coronavirus has infected more than 2,401,300 people worldwide, including at least 165,106 deaths, the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) live-tracker shows.
While analysts are now striving to create “an accurate picture of what happened” during the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, it appears that US officials and the intelligence community have ruled out the possibility of the pathogen being man-made.
Earlier reports suggested thousands of people have died in care homes across Britain, France, Italy and Spain - Europe’s worst hit countries - with critics pointing to the number of deaths outside hospitals that are not included in official tallies.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has scientists working against time to develop therapies and vaccines, two theories regarding the origin of the virus have been circulating, with one pointing to a bat-origin pathogen as the source, while the other feeds into theories it was man-made and escaped from a lab.
The number of coronavirus cases in Iran is approaching 80,000, while the death toll is creeping closer to 5,000, Alireza Vahabzadeh, an adviser to the country's health minister, said on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The rapid spread of the coronavirus, as any other global problems, clearly demonstrated that the world should be less connected, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a Lebanese-American essayist, the author of The Black Swan book describing potentially catastrophic or unpredictable events, said on Saturday.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that 146,088 people have died from COVID-19 worldwide, while the total number of confirmed cases had reached 2,160,207 million, as of 18 April.
While Europe’s previous COVID-19 hotspots Italy and Spain are taking tentative steps to ease some coronavirus lockdown measures and begin eying life beyond shutdown, the UK’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 13,729, with restrictions on public life in place since 23 March now extended for another three weeks.
An earlier ABC News report stated that US intelligence officials had warned the military and White House about the spread of a coronavirus outbreak in China as far back as late November 2019, with the Pentagon denying the "product/assessment" existed.
ROME (Sputnik) - Italy will launch a smartphone application that will trace the contacts of users and warn about the risk of being infected, a government official in charge of coronavirus response has said.
Department of Defence officials and civilian authorities have repeatedly played down fears that the US National Guard could be called in to enforce martial law in one or more jurisdictions of the United States in response to the coronavirus pandemic, dismissing claims to the contrary as “false” and akin to “conspiracy theories.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has battered Mexico’s economy, with many struggling to make ends meet and the country facing the likelihood of a deep recession.
Earlier, reports of coronavirus testing targets falling short of the pledged 25,000 tests a day “within four weeks” as of 18 March triggered finger-pointing, with the government blaming “a lack of demand” among NHS staff.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from hospital on 12 April, having spent three nights in intensive care there after his COVID-19 symptoms worsened, with his pregnant 32-year-old fiancée Carrie Symonds also battling coronavirus-like symptoms.
Barely a month ago, Annika Linde defended the concept of herd immunity and suggested that the strategy of infecting as many people as possible without overburdening the healthcare system was the most sustainable.