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Coronavirus: Global daily cases witness slight upward trend

  • Published at 09:51 am May 9th, 2020
People exercise along an esplanade in Barcelona, for the first time since the beginning of a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 disease on May 2, 2020 AFP

Till now, the number of active cases stands at 2,351,455

The world has witnessed a slight increase in the coronavirus daily cases for the fifth consecutive day since May 4.

According to worldometer, a total of 97,128 new coronavirus cases across the world were recorded on Friday, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases to 4,012,857.

The number is 867 higher than that of the previous day, which was 96,261 and 1,803 higher than the day before, which was 95,325.

A week ago, on May 1, the number of new cases worldwide was 94,550 and a week before that on April 24, it was 101,884. 

Till now, the number of active cases stands at 2,351,455.

Of the active cases, 2,302,756 (98%) were identified to be in mild condition while the rest 48,699 (2%) have been marked as serious or critical.

At the same time, 1,385,186 people from across the world have recovered fully from the infection or were discharged from treatment – which is 83% of cases which had an outcome.

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 276,216 lives since its discovery in December 2019 – which is 17% 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 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 212 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.

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