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Coronavirus: New cases increases for 2nd day in a row

  • Published at 10:14 am April 8th, 2020
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A robot helping medical teams treat patients suffering from the coronavirus is pictured at a patient's room, in the Circolo hospital in Italy on April 1 Reuters

The number is 11,810 higher than that of the previous day

After a fall, the daily rate of new coronavirus cases continues to increase for second day in a row.

According to Worldometers, a total of 84,945 new coronavirus cases in the world had been recorded on Tuesday, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases to 1,431,706.

The number is 11,810 higher than that of the previous day, which was 73,135.

Tuesday's total cases increased 18.2% from April 5, which were recorded at 71,418.

A week ago, on March 31, the number of new cases worldwide was 73,620 and a week before that on March 24, it was 43,744.

Till now, the number of active cases stands at 1,047,476.

Of the active cases 999,582 (95%) were identified to be in mild condition while the rest 47,894 (5%) have been marked as serious or critical.

At the same time, 302,150 people from across the world have recovered fully from the infection or were discharged from treatment – which was 79% of cases which had an outcome.

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 82,080 lives since its discovery in December 2019 – which was 21% of cases which had an outcome.

In January, China effectively shut down Wuhan and placed its 11 million residents in effective quarantine after the novel coronavirus infection turned into outbreak.

The virus is thought to have emerged late last year in a Wuhan market illegally trading wildlife. It can cause pneumonia, respiratory diseases, among others, and spreads between people in droplets from coughs and sneezes.

Till now, coronavirus or Covid-19 has affected 209 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.

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