The global Coronavirus cases top 7 million, while the COVID-19 disease pandemic has claimed 400,000 lives globally since it surfaced in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.
Iran Press/ Europe: As the virus spread from China – where it first originated in December 2019 – to find a strong foothold in Europe, the number of fatalities doubled to 200,000 in another 15 days.
The subsequent 100,000 deaths were added in 20 and 23 days, respectively, offering a glimmer of hope that many of the hot spots such as Spain, Italy, the UK, and France may have seen the worst.
Although European countries have begun to reopen businesses and industries, Latin America, particularly Brazil, has emerged as the latest epicenter of the viral disease, according to the World Health Organization.
Experts say the number of deaths from the pandemic is a more accurate representation of the virus’ prevalence in a region instead of the number of infections, as a large percentage of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic and are never officially reported.
With no certain cure and a vaccine only in the development stage, scientists believe that lockdowns and social distancing measures are the only way to stop the virus. 207
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