MADRID/TEHRAN:Spain now has the world’s second-highest tally of coronavirus deaths, after 738 more were reported on Wednesday, the country’s deadliest toll in one day.
The number of deaths from the virus rose to 3,434 from 2,696 on Tuesday, the ministry said. The number of cases rose to 47,610 from 39,673 on Tuesday.
In China, 81,661 people have been infected, while 3,285 people have died from the COVID-19 disease.
Globally,Over 111,000 of the 435,000 people diagnosed with the disease have recovered, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. More than 19,000 people worldwide have died from COVID-19.
According to the World Health Organization, Italy could reach its peak number of coronavirus cases on Sunday.
The death toll from coronavirus in Italy rose by 743 to 6,820 on Tuesday, dampening hopes that a slowdown in the rate of deaths on Sunday and Monday would follow a trend. However, the rate of new infections slowed for a third day, rising by 3,612, compared with 3,780 new cases on Monday.
‘’This is an extremely positive factor,’’ told Radio Capital on Wednesday, Ranieri Guerra, WHO assistant director general. ‘’In some regions we are close to the falling point of the curve and therefore probably the peak could be reached this week and then fall. I believe that this week and the first days of the next will be crucial.’’
Iran reported 2,206 new Coronavirus cases in last 24 hours raising the total number to 27,017.
Spokesman for Iran’s health ministry also announced 143 deaths in the same period raising the total number of deaths to 2,077.
So far 9,625 patients have recovered.
Kiyanoosh Jahanpoor, Iranian health ministry spokesman said 68 % of the deaths are above 60 years old, 32 % are under 60.
Warning of the risk of an explosive rise in coronavirus infections in Japan’s capital, Tokyo’s governor on Wednesday asked residents to avoid non-essential outings through until April 12.
( Image:A relative at the burial of Journalist Abdollah Zavieh in Tehran.)