New Delhi: The global death toll due to the ghastly coronavirus pandemic has increased to 10,030 on Friday, while the total number of positive cases stood at 244,523, according to recent updates by The Johns Hopkins University in the United States. Also Read - Stakeholders Eyeing September-November Window to Conduct IPL 2020: Reports
While, India is still far from reaching the worst, the country saw the highest single-day jump in the positive count on Friday with more than 50 new cases. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the citizens to observe a voluntary ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday, March 22, from 7 AM to 5 PM. Also Read - Coronavirus: BMC Circular, Directing That Bodies of COVID-19 Patients Only be Cremated, Withdrawn
Here are the worst-hit countries around the world: Also Read - Toodles! Karan Johar’s High Tea Session With Daugter Roohi And Mom Hiroo is Unmissable- Watch
The European destination Italy recently took over the coronavirus-epicentre China to become the worst-hit country worldwide, reporting the maximum number of deaths at 3,405. The total number of confirmed cases in the country rose to over 41,035, including at least 5,322 fresh cases.
The Asian giant where it all began in December last year, China has reported at least 3,248 victims of the COVID-19 outbreak. China topped the number of confirmed cases with 81,199 infections. While the infection rapidly spread across the country, starting from Wuhan city, the situation is now somewhat under control.
The third worst-hit country in terms of fatalities is Iran with 1,284 deaths reported so far. The total number of cases stood at 18,407.
Spain is the worst-affected country in Europe after Italy with a total count of 18,077 reporting at least 1,500 new cases on a single day. The death toll surged by nearly 30 per cent to cross 1,000 on Friday.
The country’s government announced a complete lockdown on March 14 and people are allowed to leave their homes only to buy food and medicine, or in emergency situations.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced the country’s toughest restrictions since wartime on March 17 suspending all cafes, bars, restaurants and non-essential shops and locations for at least the next two weeks.
The country has reported 372 deaths thus far, while the total number of cases rose to 10,995 with a 20 per cent rise in 24 hours. Meanwhile, the total number of positive cases in Germany rose to 16,666 with 44 deaths.
The United States has reported 14,250 positive cases and over 200 deaths as the pandemic continues to dramatically alter the day-to-day lives. Taking stock of the situation, President Donald Trump imposed the country’s first stay-at-home order.