Today, the Coronavirus COVID-19 surpasses 1 million confirmed cases around the world. The United States recently overtook China, Italy, and Spain with the most confirmed cases and has become the new focus of the epidemic.
Novel coronavirus has traveled fast. It leaves a global mortality rate of 5 percent (more than 50,000 dead) and only 20 percent have recovered from the virus that causes COVID-19. In the U.S. the rapid growth accounts for 23 percent of global confirmed cases. What we have learned about this disease early on is that it makes older people more vulnerable to critical or fatal conditions. In an analysis below, it illustrates how 28 percent of people over the age of 50 are more likely to be hospitalized than younger folks.
The White House recently painted a grim picture estimating more than 200,000 deaths in the U.S. Furthermore, as the country is practicing social distancing, non-essential jobs have ceased plummeting Americans to file record numbers of unemployment insurance. Stimulus payments will soon hit the country and unemployment benefits will be available to the masses.
Remember to practice social distancing, wash your hands, self-isolate if feeling sick, and seek a medical professional for testing. In the meantime, let’s chat about the numbers in the comments below!
Data was last updated: 4/2/2020, 3:00 PM
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