More than 1,650,000 people have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease worldwide, as the death toll surpassed 100,000 while about 368,000 patients recovered.
The coronavirus pandemic death toll in Spain passed 15,843 , as the country reported its lowest daily death toll number of 605 deaths.
The United States – the world’s hardest-hit country – recorded more than 17,900 coronavirus deaths, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. In the U.S., total cases of the disease currently sit at just over 475,000.
In Italy, the hardest-hit country in Europe, the death count is under question due to reports of elderly and other residents dying from the virus before being hospitalized. But according to a tracking service operated by the Johns Hopkins University, there are almsot 19,000 reported deaths.
“There are many more dead than are officially declared. People died and they were never tested because time and resources are limited,” Eugenio Fossati, deputy mayor of Coccaglio, a town in Italy, told The Wall Street Journal.
Around the world, the impact of the coronavirus caused havoc on governments trying to rush medical equipment to hospitals, along with workers who have been laid off by the millions as companies end normal operations.