Global coronavirus deaths hits 120k, pass 2million infections
The global death toll from the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached 127,592 as of Wednesday morning.
There have been 2,014,000 confirmed cases around the world, after the highly contagious disease was first reported in China in November last year.
Currently infected patients are 1,394,622 with 1,343,106 in mild conditions and 51,516 of them in serious or critical condition.
So far 491,824 people have made recovery.
Coronavirus has affected some 210 countries and territories across the world and two international conveyances, the UNB has reported.
The US, Spain, Italy, Germany and France have over 50% of the total infections in the world. The US leads with 614,246 cases, Spain has 174,060 cases, Italy has 162,488 infections, Germany with 132,210 and France with 143,303 cases.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s COVID-19 case count now stands at 636, up by some 70 more cases.
The figure stood at 566 as of Tuesday morning.
According to the Ghana Health Service, as of April 13, 2020, at 11: 30 pm, a total of 44,421 persons had been tested with 636 being positive for COVID-19.
The breakdown of the 636 positive cases are as follows: seventeen (17) have been treated, reverted to negative on repeat tests and discharged; 605 cases have been categorized as mild disease; and are on treatment, two (2) are categorised as moderate-to-severe cases, none in the critical state currently and eight have died.
Of the 636 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 268 were reported from the routine surveillance, 253 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale.
Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West regions.