US Might Soon Overtake Europe To Be The Next Coronavirus Epicenter

US Might Soon Overtake Europe To Be The Next Coronavirus Epicenter

Addressing a press conference, World Health Organization spokesperson said that though Europe is still the epicentre of coronavirus outbrealk but the United States has registered a huge spike in coronavirus cases in the last few days. Asked if the U.S. could become the new epicenter of the contagion, she replied, "We now see a very large acceleration of cases in the US".

Confirmed coronavirus cases around the world exceeded 377,000 across 194 countries and territories as of early Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, more than 16,500 of them fatal.

"A lot of countries are now taking very strong measures to distance people, to really quarantine entire societies, and these have been shown to be an important way of slowing down this spread of the virus and buying some time", Harris said.

"... They (the United States) have a very large outbreak and an outbreak that is increasing in intensity", Harris added.

According to Harris, as of last Saturday, 75 per cent of new infections across the globe were recorded in Europe, while 15 per cent cases were from the United States.

USA That we are about to become the new epicenter of the virus (thanks to a "very big acceleration", by World Health Organization spokeswoman Margaret Harris).

The U.S. saw 10,591 new cases on Tuesday, bringing its total up to 42,164.

"The World market for face masks and ventilators is insane".

Of the top 10 countries by case numbers, Italy had reported the highest fatality rate, at around 10%, which is reflective of its older population.

A person crosses a mostly deserted 42nd Street following the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 23, 2020.

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a national lockdown on Monday night, while India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a complete lockdown for India's 3 billion people on Tuesday. These numbers likely don't include the new cases reported Monday.

However, despite large increases in cases and deaths and such ominous public expert warnings, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signalled that he is considering lifting the lockdown restrictions as he is eyeing Easter Sunday to get the country "opened up and just raring to go", to get the economy going again.

The infection rate of COVID-19 is also very rampant in countries like Spain where there are around 35, 212 cases and in Germany with 30,081 cases.

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