Global coronavirus deaths now 91,000, China fears resurgence
Published : Thursday, 9 April, 2020 at 10:55 PM Count : 319
The global coronavirus death toll reached 91,828 till 16:30 GMT [Bangladesh time 10:30pm] on Thursday (April 9), according to worldometer.
A total of 15,54,960 people have been infected with the virus and 3,45,833 people have been recovered from the disease worldwide, worldometer reports.
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 209 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.
Bangladesh so far confirmed 21 deaths and 330 cases while 33 patients recovered from the coronavirus disease.
Meanwhile, CNN reports: Global coronavirus cases have now reached 1.5 million, and the United States had its deadliest day yet—but the White House coronavirus taskforce say there are signs social distancing is in fact working.
Even as fatalities continue to increase, the nation's top expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says there are "some glimmers of hope."
Still, a return to normal life could be a long way off. A new study modeled on Chinese data suggests that lockdowns can't be fully relaxed until a vaccine is available —and warns that loosening restrictions could result in a second wave of infections in mid-summer.
And worrying new research from the Korean CDC indicates that the virus may "reactivate" in people previously cured of the illness, Bloomberg reports.
A day after restrictions were lifted in Wuhan — ground zero of the virus — fears of a second wave are growing: China's President Xi Jinping has warned of "new difficulties and challenges" in the fight to prevent a resurgence.