After about 100 days since the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, over a million people have now been infected and more than 50, 000 have died, data from worldometers.info has revealed.
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A recent study showed that the deadly disease can spread through the air and remains contagious for hours, amidst the absence of a vaccine for the pandemic.
According to the study, it can also linger in rooms formerly occupied by patients; making the contagion harder to avoid.
The disease, which has established its presence in Europe, the United States, and Southeast Asia, is beginning to wreak havoc in Africa and South America.
The World Health Organisation (WHO), is, however, particularly concerned with the ability of the poorest countries in the world to control the disease.
Findings, in the meantime, show that the U.S. has the highest number of reported infections in the world; nearly a quarter of the figure globally, with President Donald Trump saying that the country should brace for a very difficult upcoming two weeks.
A data from worldometers.info showed that as of Thursday, April 2, there were 1,004,458 confirmed cases across the globe; a number that has doubled in a week.
The number of infected people crossed the half a million threshold exactly a week ago, showing an accumulated growth rate of about 100, 000 cases in every two days during the period.
According to worldometers.info, in almost every 20 minutes in the past three days, at least 10, 000 confirmed cases are added on the global tracking meter.
The three worst-hit countries- the U.S., Spain, and Italy, have a combined figure of over half a million infections, more than half of the global total.
There are 742, 394 active cases of which over 704, 000 are in mild condition, with nearly 38, 000 cases are in serious or critical conditions.
Meanwhile, nearly 210, 000 people have recovered after treatment so far worldwide.