Coronavirus live updates: Cases top 1.5 million globally

By CNN On Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 12:56 | < 1 min read
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A quarantine centre in Hong Kong. PHOTO | CNN

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 1.5 million people and killed over 88,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.

America’s death toll stands at more than 14,800 after the country recorded 1,922 deaths on Wednesday — the most in a single day.

Britain reported 938 fatalities on Wednesday, taking its death toll past 7,000, as London’s mayor said the lockdown will continue for the foreseeable future. PM Boris Johnson remains in intensive care.

While the number of coronavirus cases, and deaths, continues to rise, so does the number of people who have been infected and gone on to make a full recovery.

As of Thursday, more than 330,000 people have recovered from coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

In reality this number is likely to be far higher given that many people do not know whether they have had the virus.

China leads the way in terms of recovered patients, with more than 77,000, according to Johns Hopkins, followed by Spain with more than 48,000; Germany with more than 46,000; and Iran with more than 29,000.

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