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.

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