#1. The death toll in the US has crossed the 10,000 mark, slower than in Italy and Spain
While the US is the worst affected country globally when it comes to the total number of coronavirus-infected persons, the country’s path to cross the 10,000 deaths has been slower than Italy and Spain. Overall, Italy has the highest number of reported deaths due to the coronavirus
#2. Italy has the highest death rate, followed by Netherlands
Despite the progressive growth in the number of deaths due to coronavirus
infection in the US, it still fares better than Italy and Spain in terms of death rate. Italy, with over 1,40,000 cases and over 16,000 deaths, has a death rate of over 12 per cent. Italy is followed by Netherlands, with a death rate of around 11 per cent. The US has had a much lower rate of 3 per cent as of now.
#3 Among Indian states, Punjab has the highest death rate
With 91 confirmed Covid-19 cases, Punjab has the highest death rate among Indian states. The death toll
in Punjab currently stands at seven, translating into a death rate of 6.9 per cent. Punjab is followed by Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Maharashtra, with the highest number of Covid-19 cases, currently has a death rate of 5 per cent. It is followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi with 634 and 604 cases, respectively, both with far lower death rates of around 1 per cent.
#4. Iran witnesses decline in new case additions for seven days in a row
Iran, one of the first countries to report exponential growth in coronavirus-infected cases outside of China, is showing some signs of improvement. The country has reported a decline in the number of new cases for seven days consecutively. Iran reported more than 60,000 cases, but a little less than half of those have now recovered. The country’s death toll stands at over 3,500.