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Johns Hopkins University: Corona injuries around the world exceed 664 million cases


The American Johns Hopkins University stated today that the number of confirmed infections with the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) around the world rose to 664 million and 127 thousand and 405 infections.

And the university stated - in the latest statistics it published on its website - that the total deaths due to infection with the virus around the world rose to 6 million, 706 thousand and 297 deaths.

The United States recorded the largest number of cases around the world, which amounted to more than 101.2 million injuries, while the death toll from India exceeded 44.6 million injuries, ranking second, followed by Brazil, with more than 36.4 million.

According to the latest data, the United States topped the list of countries in terms of the number of deaths due to infection with the virus, with more than one million and 96 thousand cases, followed by Brazil in second place with 694 thousand and 779 deaths, then India comes in third place with a total of 530 thousand and 720 deaths.


Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe illnesses such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Novel coronavirus

The new Corona virus is a new strain of Corona virus that has not previously been detected in humans.

Can humans become infected with the emerging coronavirus from an animal source

Detailed investigations concluded that the Corona virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was transmitted from civet cats to humans in China in 2002, while the Corona virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) was transmitted from camels to humans in Saudi Arabia in 2002. 2012. There are many other known strains of coronavirus that circulate between animals but have not yet been transmitted to humans. It is likely that new strains of the virus will be detected as monitoring methods improve around the world. The origin of the virus is not yet fully understood, but according to the analysis of the various genomes of the virus, it is believed that its origin is in bats and that it was transmitted to camels at some point in the distant past.

What are the symptoms of corona virus infection

Symptoms depend on the type of virus, but the most common are the following: respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. In the most severe cases, infection may cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Can corona viruses be transmitted from one person to another

Yes, some strains of the virus can be transmitted from one person to another, usually in close contact with the infected person, as happens in the context of the family, work, or in health care centers, for example.

What can be done to protect from the virus

The standard recommendations to reduce exposure to a group of diseases and prevent their transmission include practices such as maintaining hand and respiratory hygiene, safe food practices, and avoiding close contact, as much as possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory diseases, such as coughing and sneezing.

Are health workers susceptible to infection with the new coronavirus?

Yes, health workers can become infected with this virus due to their close contact with patients more than the general public, so the organization recommends that these workers use appropriate means of infection prevention and necessary control measures.

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