It’s been months now since the virus which has spread its tentacles across 181 countries surfaced the planet
According to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking figures from the World Health Organization and other sources, there are over a million worldwide cases of the novel coronavirus as of today, April 3, 2020.
Since the beginning of the spread, Nations, together with their medical teams have woken up to a constant battle with a lethal virus that has claimed the lives of hundreds and thousands of their citizens, with no vaccine in sight but only hopes to cling on to.
As at the point of this writing, a total death toll of 53,179 has been recorded, based on Johns Hopkins University data, while more than 211,000 victims have recovered.
A week ago, on March 26, the number of confirmed cases crossed half a million, and a month before that, it was only at 82,700. This growth pattern has remained a cause of concern for many nations.
Although the virus broke out from Wuhan in China, the country has fallen behind Germany, Spain, Italy, and the United States with respect to recorded cases. Currently, China has a total of 82,432 recorded cases, whilst Germany has 84,600 cases, Spain (110,238), Italy (115,242) and the United States, the hardest-hit country, has a total of 236,339 cases.