The COVID-19 outbreak was first reported in the city of Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, in December 2019. Confirmed cases now exceed 1,100,000 globally, with the death toll hitting over 58,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Here is what we know so far:
The Chinese mainland’s total number of cases has reached 81,639, including 888 cases that have come from abroad. In addition, a total of 1,030 asymptomatic patients are currently under medical observation. The death toll in the country stands at 3,335 (3,326 from the Chinese mainland, four from Hong Kong and five from Taiwan).
China has mourned COVID-19 victims on April 4. Wuhan will lift outbound travel restrictions starting April 8 after over two months of lockdown.
The U.S. now has over 277,000 COVID-19 infections. Death toll in the country reached over 7,000. President Donald Trump has extended social distancing guidelines to April 30.
Italy‘s total number of cases neared 120,000. The country’s death toll now stands at 14,681.
Spain‘s nationwide number of infections reached 117,710 and 10,935 people have died. Spanish government plans to extend the emergency state to April 26.
Japan recorded the biggest spike in number of cases on Friday. More than 300 cases were reported in a day for the first time. Japan now has 3,142 cases with 78 deaths