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Deaths from COVID-19 exceed 300,000 worldwide

Editing: Hazem Halak |
TranslationEditor: Glory Jabr |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2020/05/17 10:42

Turkey - SMART

On Sunday, the total of deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19), caused by SARS-CoV-2, exceeded 300,000 worldwide.

The total of deaths reached 312,029, and the total of infected people reached 4,648,785 in 210 countries, according to the statistics of John Hopkins University in the United States.

The US comes first in terms of announced cases of COVID-19 with 1,467,884, then Russia with 281,752, and the United Kingdom with 241,461.

The US comes first in terms of deaths with 88,754, then the UK with 34,546, 31,763 in Italy, 27,563 in Spain, and 27,532 in France. 

On Dec. 31, 2019, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spread in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The virus has infected more than 4.6 million people until May 17, 2020 in 212 countries, more than 312,000 of them died, according to the US John Hopkins University. 

COVID-19 is an infectious disease, caused by SARS-CoV-2, that spreads from person-to-person and by respiratory droplets. These droplets fall on surrounding surfaces, so other people could be infected when they touch these surfaces by touching their eyes, noses, or mouths. People could be infected if they inhale droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it is important to keep a one-meter distance (three feet) away from infected people.

Infection symptoms include body aches, blocked nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. The symptoms begin as mild and develop gradually. Some people become infected without showing any symptoms and without feeling ill. About 80% of infected people recover from the disease without any special treatment.