Coronavirus Update – Just the Facts – March 16, 2020

Mar 16, 2020 by

Per the 0953 Johns Hopkins Website map update of coronavirus cases around the world, an increase of 18,386 occurred overnight, bringing the world total so far to at least 174,786. The death total jumped upward by another 872 people, reaching 6,705, while the number of recoveries trailed behind at 77,657, a difference of 3,959 over Sunday’s numbers.

As far as the country with the most cases, China continued to see a rise in the number of cases, but in the grand scheme of things, the rise was almost minimal–37 new cases–bringing the “official” total there to 81,032.

Italy, however, faired far worse in the past 24 hours. A total of 3,585 people tested positive for the COVID-19 disease, bringing that nation’s total to 24,742. The coronavirus deaths there increased by 368, bringing the European country’s body count to 1,809. Of the almost 25 thousand who have been confirm ill, 2,335 have recovered, leaving 20,603 with active cases. The number of recoveries overnight amounted to 369 people.

Iran still holds the number three spot in number of cases, they rose to 14,991 (up 2,262 overnight), but fourth-place Spain, with its 9,407 confirmed cases, swept past Iran in the number of newly confirmed cases overnight with 3,016. A total of 139 people died in Spain in the past 24 hours, while the number in Iran remained higher at 242. Iran now has lost 853 people and Spain a total of 335 people.

South Korea, once the hotspot and second to only China a few weeks ago, now has 8,236 cases, up 150 since yesterday. Three additional people died since yesterday, bringing their total to 75, with 1,137 recoveries, 627 of them coming in the last 24 hours,

Germany, with its 6,672 cases, rose to the fourth highest number of reported and confirmed cases in the past 24 hours with 2,087 cases. They are now up to 14 deaths, 5 of them in the past 24 hours.

France was next on the list with 5,380 cases, up 1,713 cases, and a total of 127 deaths, 48 of them in the last 24 hours. They remain at 12 recoveries nationwide.

In the United States, the number of cases confirmed has reached 3,813 with 403 new in the past 24 hours. There have been 69 reported deaths, 15 of them since Sunday’s count. The US also only lists a total of 12 recoveries.

Switzerland’s numbers have continued a rapid escalation, now confirming a total of 2,200 cases, which are up 841 overnight. They have had 14 death in the country, and increase of 1 in the past 24-hour period.

The United Kingdom, now up to 1,543 cases, has seen a rise of 403 cases, and 35 deaths, up 14 since the day before.

Across from the UK in Ireland, the Irish have had a total of 169 cases, 40 new ones in the past 24 hours, and a total of 2 deaths.

The Russian government reports a total of 90 cases, up 31 overnight, 0 deaths, 8 recoveries, and 82 active cases, a rise of 31 in the past day.

As one can see from the chart furnished by Johns Hopkins, the numbers of confirmed cases continue to outpace the recovery rates, but this does not take into the account the number of places coming online with new testing equipment.

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