Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are over 58 982. More than 1,120,000 people have been infected.

USA – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 277 900 000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 7,146.

New York – New York City has reported 1,867 deaths from nearly 56,289 cases. Some 2,935 deaths have been recorded statewide from 102,863 cases.

Italy – The country’s total cases is 119,827. More deaths were also reported bringing the total to 14,681.

Germany – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has reached 92,000. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to over 1,277.

Spain – Spain reported 932 new deaths with owe 117,000 cases.

France – France has confirmed nearly 66,633 cases of the coronavirus with 6,490 deaths.

UK – The UK has now recorded 38,690 cases and the death toll has risen to 3,605.

Polio – Pakistan and Afghanistan

There were five additional wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases reported this past week in two of the remaining endemic countries–Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 116 degrees Fahrenheit (46.7 degrees Celsius) in Matam, Senegal.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 87.0 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 66.1 degrees Celsius) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are over 54 396. More than 1,033,000 people have been infected.

USA – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 245 600 000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities reaching 6,000.

New York – New York City has reported 1,562 deaths from nearly 52,000 cases. Some 2,373 deaths have been recorded statewide from 92,231 cases.

Italy – The country’s total cases is 115,242. More deaths were also reported bringing the total to 13,915.

Germany – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has reached 85,000. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to over 1,100.

Iran – Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus has increased to 3,294. Total cases have reached 53,183.

Spain – Spain reported 932 new deaths with owe 117,000 cases.

France – France has confirmed nearly 60,000 cases of the coronavirus and as of Friday 5,387 deaths, the fourth highest tally in the world.

Ebola – DR Congo

Since 17 February 2020, no new cases have been reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While this is a positive development, there is still a high risk of re-emergence of EVD given the current challenges related to limited resources amidst other local and global emergencies, continued insecurity and population displacement in previous hotspots, and limited access to some affected communities.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are over 47 500. More than 941,000 people have been infected.

USA – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 216 700 000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 5,116.

New York – New York has reported over 83,000 cover-19 cases. New York City has reported 1,400 deaths. Some 1,941 deaths have been recorded statewide.

Italy – The country’s total cases is 110,574. More deaths were also reported bringing the total to 13,155.

Germany – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has reached 77,981. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 872.

Iran – Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus has increased to 3,162. Total cases have reached 50,468.

Spain – The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Spain passed 10,000 on Thursday, as the hard-hit country again reported its highest number of deaths in a single day since the outbreak began, with the total rising by 950 to 10,003 among 110,238 infections. Some 898,822 workers lost their jobs since March 12 in Spain, social security data showed on Thursday, more than half of which are temporary workers.

Belgium – There have now been 1,001 deaths and 15,348 officially recorded cases since the start of the outbreak, officials told a daily news conference.

Covid-19 in Cats

Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department reported this week the first COVID-19 positive case in a domestic cat. The case involves a domestic short-haired cat that lived in a residence in Aberdeen. This is the third such case in Hong Kong.

China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak

China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it’s suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three U.S. officials.

The officials asked not to be identified because the report is secret, and they declined to detail its contents. But the thrust, they said, is that China’s public reporting on cases and deaths is intentionally incomplete. Two of the officials said the report concludes that China’s numbers are fake.

Stacks of thousands of urns outside funeral homes in Hubei province have driven public doubt in Beijing’s reporting.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are over 43,200. More than 862,000 people have been infected.

USA – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 189 600 000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 4,000.

New York – New York reported almost 7,000 new cases of the virus, bringing the total to over 75,000. Most of the cases were in New York City, where, officials reported more than 40 000 people had been infected with 1,096 deaths. Some 1,550 deaths have been recorded statewide.

Italy – The country’s total cases is 105,792. More deaths were also reported bringing the total to 12,428.

Germany – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has reached 71,808. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 775.

Iran – Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus has increased to 2,898. Total cases have reached 44,605.

Spain – Spain’s coronavirus death toll rose to 8,464. The total number of infections rose to 95,932.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Pakistan

Officials with Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) in Karachi are reporting two cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Sindh province in a week.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are over 37 500. More than 784 000 people have been infected.

USA – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 164 000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 3 000.

New York – New York reported almost 7,000 new cases of the virus, bringing the total to nearly 66,500. Most of the cases were in New York City, where, officials reported later on Monday, 38,087 people had been infected. Some 1 218 deaths have been recorded statewide.

Italy – Italian health officials reported an additional 4,050 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, putting the country total over the 100,000 case mark with 101,739. 812 more deaths were also reported bringing the total to 11,591. .

Germany – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has reached 66,885. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 583.

Iran – Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus has increased to 2,898. There have been 3 111 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Spain – Spain’s coronavirus death toll rose by 849 cases overnight to 8,189, the highest jump in fatalities since the start of the epidemic, the health ministry said. The total number of infections rose to 94,417 from 85,195 the previous date.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are over 34 000. More than 724 000 people have been infected.

USA – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 143 000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 2 400.

New York – The Governor announced today 7,681 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 52,318 confirmed cases in New York State. The number of cases in New York City is pushing 30,000 as of today. Some 700 deaths have been recorded.

Italy – The Civil Protection department said 756 people had died in the last day, bringing the total to 10,779 — more than a third of all deaths from the virus worldwide. While the total number of confirmed cases rose to 97,689 on Sunday from a previous 92,472, it was the lowest daily rise in new cases since Wednesday.

Germany – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has reached 62,435. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 541.

Iran – Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus has increased to 2,757 with 117 new deaths in the past 24 hours, a health ministry spokesman told state TV, adding that the total number of cases has climbed to 41,495.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are over 30 982. More than 669 000 people have been infected.

USA – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 124 686, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 2 192.

New York – Thew Governor announced today 7,681 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 52,318 confirmed cases in New York State. The number of cases in New York City is pushing 30,000 as of today. Some 700 deaths have been recorded.

Italy – Italy’s death toll is now the highest in the world at 10,023. Fatalities passed the grim milestone on Saturday, with an increase of 889 since the last figures were released on Friday. With 92,472 confirmed cases, Italy appears to have the highest death rate on the planet.

Germany – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has reached 52,547 after 3,965 people tested positive overnight, according to the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases’ latest tally. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 443 from 325 the previous day.

South Korea – Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 105 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections throughout the outbreak in the country to 9,583.

Spain – The Spain Ministry of Health is now reporting more than 78 797 COVID-19 cases, with an additional 8200 cases reported in the last 24 hours. In addition, 838 new coronavirus deaths, marking the country’s highest daily jump in fatalities, brought the total to 6,528.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are over 27 000. More than 600 000 people have been infected.

USA – The number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 104,000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 1,700.

Italy – The Italy Ministry of Health reported 969 COVID-19 deaths in the past day, making it the highest single day death count to date. This brings the country’s total fatalities to 9,134. In addition, more than 5,500 additional cases were reported in the past 24 hours, putting Italy’s total case count at 86,498.

New York – New York City is now reporting more than 26 600 cases. New York City has also reported nearly 450 fatalities.

Germany – The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany rose by 6,294 compared with the previous day while the death toll climbed by 55, the Robert Koch Institute reported. In total, Germany has reported 48,582 infections and 325 deaths.

South Korea – South Korea has reported 146 more cases of the new coronavirus in the country, bringing the total to 9,478.

Spain – Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic jumped to 5,690 on Saturday, with 832 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Spain has increased by almost 8,000 in one day, pushing the total number of cases to 65,700, among whom 9,444 are health workers.

Iran – The number of coronavirus fatalities in Iran surged to 2,517 as health officials announced 139 new deaths over the past 24 hours. The health ministry spokesperson, said that 3,076 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus, bringing the total to 35,408.

Russia – Russia reported 196 new cases of coronavirus, a daily record, taking its official total for those infected with the disease to 1,036.

Australia – Australia imposed stricter rules on social distancing as the number of confirmed cases jumped by 469 to 3,635, with a death toll of 14.

Turkey – Turkey suspended all intercity trains and limited domestic flights as part of measures to contain a fast-growing coronavirus outbreak, as the number of cases jumped by a third in a day to 5,698, with 92 dead.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are nearly 20 500. More than 454 000 people have been infected.

Italy – The death toll in Italy rose to 7,503, with 74,386 infections.

New York – New York state health officials reported 5,146 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 30,811 confirmed cases. New York City is now reporting close to 18,000 cases after seeing nearly 3,000 additional cases today. New York City has also reported nearly 200 fatalities. Meanwhile the United States has registered more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths as the country confirmed more than 69,000 cases.

Germany – Germany recorded 4,191 new cases of the coronavirus and 36 more deaths, raising the total number of infections to 31,554.

South Korea – South Korea confirmed 104 new cases, bringing the total to 9,241, with five more deaths.

Spain – Spain is the second-worst off country after Italy, with 47,610 cases. The country’s health ministry announced a record increase in the number of confirmed cases Wednesday, reporting a one-day increase of 7,937. Its death tally rose by the largest number too, by 738, to reach 3,434.

France – The death toll in the country from the pandemic rose to 1,331 yesterday. There have been 25,233 cases confirmed in the country, a rise of about 13 percent in 24 hours.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are nearly 18 900. More than 424 000 people have been infected.

Italy – In Italy, 743 people died from the virus on Tuesday. As of Wednesday morning, a total of 6,820 people have died in Italy due to the pandemic. However, the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus slowed down for a third consecutive day. The total number of infections in the country now stands at 69,176.

New York – Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed 4,790 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 25,665 confirmed cases in New York State. This includes nearly 15,000 total cases in New York City..

Germany – Germany recorded 4,191 new cases of the coronavirus and 36 more deaths, raising the total number of infections to 31,554.

South Korea – South Korea has reported 100 more cases of the new coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the country’s total to 9,137.

Spain – The Spanish Ministry of Health reports the COVID-19 outbreak has grown to nearly 40,000 cases as of Mar. 24. Spain’s death toll has also topped 2,800, an increase in some 500 deaths and the third most in any single country. Given the unprecedented pressure on hospitals, funeral homes and crematoriums around Madrid, an ice rink in the city has been transformed into a temporary morgue.

France – The coronavirus has killed another 240 people in France, the top French health official said on Tuesday (Mar 24), bringing the death toll in the country from the pandemic to 1,100. 22,300 people had tested positive for the virus in France, with a total of 10,176 hospitalised of whom 2,516 people are in intensive care. However, the actual coronavirus death toll in France is believed to be much higher than the official figures which reflect only those deaths in hospitals and not the deaths in retirement facilities and at home.

India – India’s 1.3 billion people have joined the global lockdown triggered by the outbreak as the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern at the acceleration of the pandemic in the United States.

Dengue Fever – Paraguay

On February 18, the Government of Paraguay declared a State of Health Emergency throughout the country in response to the dengue epidemic. Through the week ending March 13, Paraguay has reported 203,922 total dengue fever cases, including 51 deaths.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are nearly 16 500. More than 380 000 people have been infected.

Italy – The country’s latest tally reported a total of 6,078 deaths from 63,928 infections, with a world-leading fatality rate of more than 9 percent.

New York – New York officials reported another large increase in coronavirus disease 2-19 cases today saying they confirmed 5,707 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 20,875 confirmed cases in the State. 157 deaths have been reported. New York City accounts for 12,305 cases.

Iran – Iran is one of the hardest hit countries outside China, with more than 23,000 confirmed infections and more than 1,800 dead, according to the latest figures issued on Monday.

Germany – The Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases said 4,764 new cases of the coronavirus have been detecting in Germany, raising the total number of infections to 27,436. It added that the number of fatalities rose to 114 from 86 the previous day.

South Korea – South Korea has reported 76 new cases of the coronavirus, bring the total number of infections to 9,037.

Spain – Spain began its second week of total lockdown in the worst way possible on Monday. A total of 462 people died due to the coronavirus outbreak in just 24 hours. That’s the biggest daily rise seen up until today.

Spain – Spanish soldiers have found dead and dying people abandoned in multiple care homes after the army was called in to disinfect the properties over coronavirus fears. Some people’s bodies were found under the same roof as loved ones who were still alive. Reports say that some care home staff had been sent home after virus outbreaks were detected at the properties, making it likely that elderly residents were infected.

France – Since January 21, 2020, 19,856 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in France, including 860 deaths.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are nearly 14 500. More than 336 000 people have been infected.

Italy – The Italy Ministry of Health recorded an additional 5,560 COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, bringing the epidemic total in the country to 59,138. Officials also reported 651 additional deaths.

Spain – Officials in Spain are now reporting nearly 30,000 COVID-19 cases as Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez decided Sunday to extend the state of emergency in the country.

New York – The New York Department of Health recorded an additional 4,812 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 15,168. This includes 9,045 cases in New York City. Meanwhile total cases in the USA reach over 35 200.

Germany – Confirmed COID-19 cases in Germany have risen to 22,672 and 86 people have died from the disease.

China – The National Health Commission says there were 39 new confirmed cases on Sunday, down from 46 a day earlier. All involved travellers arriving from abroad.

South Korea – The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said there were 64 new cases on Monday, taking the total to 8,961. The death toll rose by one to 110.

India – Authorities in India have placed more than 80 cities and districts across the country under stringent lockdown after cases of coronavirus were detected there.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are nearly 13 000. More than 304 500 people have been infected.

Italy – The Italy Ministry of Health reported an additional 6,557 COVID-19 cases and an additional 794 deaths in the past 24 hours. This brings the country’s total to 53,588 cases and 4825 deaths. Lombardy region in Northern Italy has reported 25,515 cases and 3,095 deaths alone, for a case fatality of more than 12%!

New York – New York State health officials report the number of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 cases have risen to 10,356 through Saturday afternoon. New York City accounts for for 60 percent of the state’s total (6,211).

South Korea – The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 98 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the national total to 8,897.

China – For a fourth consecutive day, China reported an increase in the number of cases imported from overseas, mostly from Chinese people returning home. The country recorded 46 new cases, all but one coming from outside China.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities surged past 11,000 on Saturday. More than 277,000 people have been infected.

Italy announced another 627 deaths on Friday, the biggest day-to-day increase in the country’s four-week epidemic, a day after surpassing China’s death toll. The total number of deaths in Italy has now reached 4,032. Spain’s death toll has also increased to more than 1,300 while the number of registered cases in the country rose to 24,926 on Saturday from 19,980 in the previous tally announced on Friday, while in Iran, the number on fatalities hit another grim milestone of more than 1,500, as the country marks the beginning of the Persian New Year.

Switzerland – The latest numbers show the country has seen 5,544 cases to date, including 56 deaths. Meetings of more than five people in public spaces are prohibited.

New York, USA – New York State health officials reported an additional 2,950 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 7,102. 4,408 cases are reported in New York City. In addition, 42 total deaths have been reported.

South Korea – South Korea reported 147 new coronavirus infections on Saturday. The new cases bring the country’s total to 8,799.