GRIMM MILESTONE – 2,000,000 Infected With The Coronavirus Worldwide. The Deadliest Pandemic In Modern Times
We mark another Grimm milestone today, there are now more than two million people around the world infected with the Coronavirus disease, according to Worldometer an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available. Covid-19 – Live Map U
This global pandemic has spread far and wide in only a matter of months. The first reported case was on December 31st, 2019. Chinese Health officials informed the WHO about 41 patients with pneumonia, who were all connected to an outdoor seafood market. COVID-19 claimed its first life less than two weeks later. Today, nearly four months later the death toll has surpassed 128,008 and two million infected.
This virus has no bounds or boundaries, as new countries and territories are identifying new cases every day. Currently, there are 210 countries around the world that are affected, and that number will continue to climb and stretch into communities who have no known cases as of today.
This invisible deadly virus has caused governments around the world to take unprecedented measures to protect their citizens and flatten the curve. Canada currently has 27,063 cases reported. Canadain officials, federally and provincially have imposed strict measures to help stop the spread of the virus, including; physical distancing, the closure of non-essential services, mandatory self-isolation upon return from outside Canada and closing the border to the United States.
In recent days our neighbours to the south have surpassed Italy’s record of total confirmed cases reported, with 614,246 Americans now confirmed. New York State has been hit the hardest with over 203,124 infected with 10,834 deaths as of Wednesday.
Many US states are on lockdown trying to flatten the curve and enforce social distance. However, with President Trump refusing to take the advice of medical experts and issue a nationwide stay at home order, several Republican Governors are carrying on as business as usual.
Right now there is no end in sight, no cure at the moment, despite the multitude of researchers and scientists around the world working day and night to find the antidote. Around the world people are scared, frightened, worried about their future, feeling helpless.
As we mark a very sad milestone today, we all have an integral part to play to stem the tide and take necessary precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Stay inside, wash your hands, practice social distancing and if you feel sick seek medical advice immediately.
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