The novel coronavirus is spreading outside China faster. As of today, about 3,040 people have died from the virus and more than 89,000 people have been infected.
As more and more European countries register cases of the infection, the president of the European Commission said that the risk level have been increased to “high” (that means that the EU’s disease prevention agency predicts further spread). To the moment, we know about 2,100 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in 18 of the 27 European states (38 EU citizens have died).
The US is also expecting a “boom” of confirmed cases in the nearest future. As representatives of the Butler University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences think, a lot of Americans are already infected but not diagnosed. They say that we are “looking at the tip of the iceberg” and hundreds of people may already be suffering from the virus not knowing about it. To the moment, there is information about 2 deaths from the coronavirus in the US and about 90 confirmed cases of the disease there.
Iran, the country with largest number of coronavirus fatalities outside China, is also expecting more new cases. About 1,500 people have already been infected and about 66 people have died there.
South Korea suffering from the outbreak has also reported new cases. There are more than 4,335 cases of the infection there.
The current outbreak still does not have pandemic status, according to the WHO.
It is important to remember that almost half of all the infected people have already recovered.