Coronavirus Outbreak: With 630 deaths in 24 hours, New York is the new epicentre of COVID-19

Updated: Apr 06, 2020, 08:49 | Sherlin Rajan
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    The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus rose to 59,456 on April 4 with more than 1,122,320 declared cases registered in 190 countries and territories across the globe.Of these cases, at least 2,11,600 are now considered recovered.

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    The United States has the highest official number of infected people with 278,458 diagnosed cases, 7,159 deaths and 9,772 recoveries. According to the John Hopkins University, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has topped 3,00,000 and there have been more than 8,100 deaths.

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    New York State, the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, continued to record the highest count of daily deaths from COVID-19 as a staggering number of 630 people died in a 24-hour period.

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    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the outbreak in the state could peak in about seven days. The state had recorded the highest single increase in the number of deaths from novel coronavirus in a single day between April 2 and 3 when 562 people had died, one person dying from the viral infection almost every two-and-a-half minutes.

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    In 24 hours since April 4, the death toll grew to 630, "all-time increase" up to a total of 3,565, up from 2,935 on the morning of April 3. Coronavirus cases in New York State now stand at 113,704, out of the country's total number of 312,146. New Jersey, the second most impacted state in the US, has about 30,000 COVID-19 cases.

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    New York City alone has 63,306 coronavirus patients, up from 57,169 the previous 24 hours, and 2,624 deaths.

     

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    A total of 60,457 deaths have been recorded, including 44,132 in Europe, the continent worst hit by the virus. Since COVID-19 first emerged, 1,130,204 cases have been declared officially in the world, with more than half of them in Europe (610,846).

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    Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 14,681 fatalities, with 119,827 infections and 19,758 people recovered. 

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    In a relief after a month-long agony, Italy saw its first drop in patients receiving intensive care for the coronavirus on April 4 that has killed 15,362 people in the country and put the healthcare system under massive strain.

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    The decline in cases were also reported in Italy on April 5, with 525 official COVID-19 fatalities reported by the civil protection service, which were the lowest since 427 registered on March 19.

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    Spain has recorded 11,744 fatalities and 124,736 infections. The country has been seeing a decline in the number of people dying from the coronavirus pandemic as the country recorded another 674 fatalities on April 5

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    The 674 fatalities, which were sharply down on April 2, represented an increase of 5.7 percent over the last 24 hours, compared to a 30 percent leap in one recent day.

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    The number of infections rose 4.8 percent to 130,759, indicating a slowdown in the spread from 8.2 percent on April 1 and 14 percent 10 days ago. The number of people declared to have recovered has increased by 11 percent, rising above 38,080. The authorities say they believe they have stabilised the spread of the virus but have decided to extend until midnight April 25 a strict lockdown imposed on Spain's 46.6 million people since March 14.

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    According to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Germany had almost 85,000 confirmed cases and 1,107 deaths by April 3. 

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    Germany's low death rate from coronavirus has drawn international attention. Experts say the difference compared to other countries is partly due to mass testing and well-equipped hospitals, but they caution that the number of deaths is likely to rise.

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More than 1.2 million cases, including 65,272 deaths, have been reported in 190 countries and territories around the world so far since the Coronavirus outbreak. With the United States reporting a sharp rise in cases, Europe has reported a slowdown in fatalies. The state of New York became the new epicentre of the US outbreak with 630 deaths reported in one day, its largest 24-hour spike. Here's how the world is coping with the Coronavirus outbreak.

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