According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, the coronavirus has killed at least 1 million people across the globe, a nightmarish landmark in the world’s battle against the virus that originated from Wuhan, China, late last year.
According to Hopkins statistics, approximately half of the world’s total Covid-19 fatalities have been recorded in just four nations: the United States, Brazil, India, and Mexico.
Last week, the U.S. hit a death toll of over 200,000 people, more than any other nation on the planet. The coronavirus declared as a pandemic over six months ago, has passed through almost every nation and, according to Johns Hopkins, has infected more than 33 million people along the way. Some businesses and schools are shut down, wreaking havoc on world economies and leaving millions unemployed.
“One million is a terrible number, and I think we need to reflect on that before we start considering a second million,” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s health emergency program, told reporters on Friday.
As of today, NJ witnessed 561 new positive COVID19 test results, with a cumulated statewide total of 204,107. The statewide total of confirmed deaths rose to 14,316. 421 patients are being treated in the hospitals, out of which 236 are COVID19 positive patients and 185 persons are under investigation pending the return of test results. Amongst the hospitalized, 91 patients are still in intensive care while 39 are on ventilator support. As per Governor Murphy, “We continue to see the statewide number driven in large part by significant new cases coming out of Ocean County.”