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Coronavirus: Global cases see downward trend

  • Published at 03:46 pm May 26th, 2020
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File Photo: People wearing protective masks make their way during rush hour on the first working day after the Golden Week holiday amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, at Shinagawa station in Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2020 Reuters

The number of daily cases fell by almost 7% on Monday, compared to Sunday

The world has witnessed a downward trend in the figures of new daily cases from the coronavirus for the second day, since May 24. 

According to Worldometer, a total of 89,812 Covid-19 cases across the world were recorded on Monday, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases to 5,601,285.

The number of daily cases fell by almost 7% on Monday compared to Sunday. This marks a fall of 6,693 compared to the previous day, which saw 96,505 new cases.

The highest daily rise so far was reported on May 22, with 107,521 cases from Covid-19 in a 24-hour period. Monday's total cases were decreased by 16.5% from that day.

A week ago, on May 18, the number of new cases worldwide was 88,858 and a week before that on May 11, it was 74,193.

Till now, the number of active cases stands at 2,871,881.

Of the active cases, 2,818,715 (98%) were identified to be in mild condition while the rest 53,166 (2%) have been marked as serious or critical.

At the same time, 2,381,278 people from across the world have recovered fully from the infection or were discharged from treatment – which was 87% of cases which had an outcome.

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 348,126 lives since its discovery in December 2019 – which was 13% 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 213 countries and territories around the world.

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