Coronavirus cases surpass 60000 in USA; Spain death toll overtakes China

Clay Curtis
March 26, 2020

Almost a third of the world's population are living under coronavirus-related movement restrictions after more than 487,000 people were infected by the virus and more than 22,000 died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

The global death toll has now passed 20,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Spain reels: The country has now recorded more deaths than China - only Italy has more.

Italy has the highest death toll in the world at 6,820, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.

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Earlier, Trump had advised people not to gather in groups of more than 10, one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended no gatherings with 50 people or more for the next eight weeks.

But many public health experts have warned that lifting the measures too soon could lead to a surge in cases and hospitals being overwhelmed, amid a dire shortage of ventilators and protective gear for health care workers.

On Tuesday, an official from the World Health Organization said the US could become the epicenter of the virus after a "very large acceleration" in the number of cases. The Senate late Wednesday approved a historic US$2 trillion rescue plan to respond to the economic and health crisis caused by the pandemic. Patients in the U.S. have complained of not being able to access tests, while doctors say they're already facing shortages of medical equipment and supplies.

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