#TTFCovid19: Number of Covid-19 cases worldwide exceeds one million

According to the Guardian, around 22 per cent of total cases were reported in the United States, while Italy and Spain have each reported 11 per cent of global cases. Source (pic): TTF Files

#تتفچوۏيد19: جومله كيس چوۏيد-19 سدونيا منچچه اڠك ساتو جوت

#TTFCovid19: The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases around the world has passed more than a million as the disease continues to wreak havoc in the United States.

According to a tally at 5.56 am Malaysian time, the number of cases was at 1,009,727 with cases having doubled in the past eight days.

Meanwhile, the largest study so far on mortality rates among coronavirus patients on ventilators,, conducted by the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre in London, found that among 98 ventilated patients in the United Kingdom, only 33 were discharged alive.

The research, though preliminary, suggests once coronavirus patients are placed on a ventilator, they will probably need to stay on it for weeks. And the longer patients remain on a breathing machine, the more likely they are to die.


SUBANG JAYA: The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases around the world has passed more than a million as the disease continues to wreak havoc in the United States.

According to a tally at 5.56 am Malaysian time, the number of cases was at 1,009,727 with cases having doubled in the past eight days.




For the record, it took 75 days to log the first 500,000 cases around the world.

According to the Guardian, around 22 per cent of total cases were reported in the United States, while Italy and Spain have each reported 11 per cent of global cases.

China, where it all started, accounts for 8 per cent of total cases.

When the death toll passed 51,000 globally, teaching hospitals from Sweden to Italy warned that the critically ill would soon be deprived of essential medicines unless countries cooperated to ensure a steady supply.

In a letter to governments, the European University Hospital Alliance predicted that stocks of muscle relaxants, sedatives and painkillers were likely to run out in two days at the hardest-hit hospitals and two weeks at others.

“It is extremely worrying that overworked and often less experienced nurses and doctors in training, drafted to fill the gaps, have to use products and dosages that they are not used to,” the group, representing hospitals in Austria, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Spain, wrote.

Meanwhile, the largest study so far on mortality rates among coronavirus patients on ventilators,, conducted by the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre in London, found that among 98 ventilated patients in the United Kingdom, only 33 were discharged alive.

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The numbers from a study of Wuhan, China, was even worse, with three of 22 ventilated patients being able to leave hospital.

In Washington, nine out of 18 were still alive as the study ended, but only six had recovered enough to do away with the ventilator.

The research, though preliminary, suggests once coronavirus patients are placed on a ventilator, they will probably need to stay on it for weeks. And the longer patients remain on a breathing machine, the more likely they are to die.

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