Covid-19 death toll tops 70,000 globally

6 Apr, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic death toll tops 70,000 globally to date, according to a

Within just two days, the virus passed yet another grim milestone, claiming another 10,000 lives globally since Saturday, and infecting some 150,000 more people, the data shows.

In a glimmer of hope, Italy reported its first drop in severe cases brought to intensive care, as well as a further decline in daily casualties over the weekend. However, it remains the worst-affected country in Europe with nearly 16,000 deaths so far

Rome is cautiously preparing to invoke “phase two” of the emergency, once it is confirmed that the country is past the peak of the outbreak, easing lockdown restrictions but only to an extent.

Europe’s second-deadliest hotspot (and first in terms of infections), Spain, has lost over 12,600 people to date. As the daily casualty rate showed the first signs of slowing down, the Spanish leadership sought solidarity within the EU and warned that the union will fail if it gets its handling of the Covid-19 crisis wrong.

Meanwhile, the death toll in the United States, which leads the world with more than 330,000 cases, is growing steadily and stands at nearly 10,000 as the country braces for the “hardest” and “deadliest” week, according to officials’ warnings.

 The advisers on the coronavirus task force to the US President, Dr Anthony Fauci warns that the coming days are “going to look really bad.” for the United States.

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