COVID-19: Umabot sa 200,000 ang pagtaas ng kamatayan sa buong mundo


COVID-19: Umabot sa 200,000 ang pagtaas ng kamatayan sa buong mundo

Mahigit sa 200,000 katao sa buong mundo ang namatay ngayon kasama ang coronavirus, mga numero mula sa palabas ng Johns Hopkins University. Mayroong higit sa 2.8 milyong nakumpirma na mga kaso ng Covid-19, ayon sa tally.
Dumating ito pagkatapos ng bilang ng mga pagkamatay sa US na pumasa sa 50,000, habang tinitiis ng mga Amerikano ang pinakamatay na pagsiklab sa mundo.

Iniulat ng media ng estado ng Tsina ang unang kilalang kamatayan na naka-link sa virus noong 11 Enero. Mahigit sa 210 mga bansa at teritoryo mula nang naiulat ang mga kaso.
Limang bansa na ngayon ang nag-ulat ng mga kamatayan na higit sa 20,000 bagaman ang bilang ng mga pagkamatay ay binibilang nang magkakaiba-iba.


The US, Italy and Spain have seen the highest number of reported fatalities. The UK's Department of Health announced on Saturday that more than 20,000 people had now died with coronavirus in UK hospitals.

Home Secretary Priti Patel described the figure as a "tragic and terrible milestone" and said "the entire nation is grieving".

As the UK's daily data does not include people who die at home or in nursing homes, the true figure is certain to be higher.

France, which does include deaths in care homes in its statistics, said its toll had risen by 369 on Saturday.

There have been 22,614 virus deaths in France since the start of March, but health officials say the mortality rate in hospitals is falling, and the number of people in intensive care has dropped for the seventeenth consecutive day.

Among the latest developments:

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) says patients who have recovered from the virus may not be protected against re-infection

  • New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will authorise independent pharmacies to carry out tests for Covid-19. He said he would also expand screening for antibodies at four hospitals, starting with essential workers. The state has recorded more than 16,000 deaths

  • The lockdown has caused a surge in the number of people contacting the UK's Revenge Porn Helpline - a government-funded service for adults experiencing intimate image abuse

  • An orphanage in Belarus has appealed for government help after 13 disabled children and 10 staff members were infected with coronavirus