The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in more than 1 million officially registered cases of infection. The death toll exceeded 51,000.
The data is from Johns Hopkins University, with Reuters saying the contagion is growing rapidly in the US and reports of many deaths continue to come from Italy and Spain.
Italy, followed by Spain and the United States, has made the most casualties, according to the University of Baltimore's Center for System Science and Engineering. According to them, more than 200,000 people have recovered and more than 75,000 have gone to China.
Data collected by Reuters shows that the first 100,000 cases of infection took 55 days. The half-million threshold has been crossed in 76 days. But doubling to 1 million in just 8 days.
France on Thursday set a grim record for the highest number of deaths per day – 1355 people (and a total of 5387 died and another 6399 are life-saving) and this is data before the final information is collected from all around 7400 nursing homes, Roters reported. The reason for this jump is the inclusion of, for the first time, hundreds of victims from these establishments, as well as from deceased homes and other places of special care.
More than two-thirds of the deaths in nursing homes are in the Grand Est area of the German border, the first site of outbreaks. In this sector, they call for full staff testing, since in many cases coronavirus was imported by staff. In France, over 1 million people are being cared for in such homes and it is often very difficult to isolate them indoors and to stop eating in common areas.