Cornoavirus World Update: Close to 1 Billion Confined Worldwide


Close to one billion people worldwide were confined to their homes on Saturday as the global coronavirus death toll shot past 14,000 as the US across the states began lockdown measures similar to those seen in Europe and other parts of the world,  AFP reported .

These numbers are as of Sunday night. You can visit John Hopkins website for a global map which updates frequently.

John Hopkins University resources reports,

  •  14,380 deaths world wide from Covid-19 coronavirus and 97,846 recoveries
  • 10 Nations with the Most Cases
  1. China: 81,397  cases
  2. Italy: 59,138
  3. US: 32,081
  4. Spain: 28,603
  5. Germany: 23,984
  6. Iran 21,638
  7. France 14,485
  8. South Korea 8,897
  9. Switzerland  7,014
  10. UK 5,071

An estimated 900 million people are now confined to their homes in 35 countries around the world — including 600 million hemmed in by obligatory government lockdown orders — according to an AFP tally.


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