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April 17 (GMT)

  • 6,552 new cases and 33 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 21,312 new cases and 319 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 7,988 new cases and 305 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 36,442 new cases and 313 new deaths in France. French Government reported 331 new deaths, of which 25 deaths in EMS and EHAPD and 306 deaths in hospitals. Worldometer redistributed the 25 reported deaths in EMS and EHPAD over the 4 day period since the last report on Apr 13. [source] [source]
  • 10,598 new cases and 99 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. [source] [source]
  • 1,040 new cases and 9 new deaths in Cuba [source]
  • 2,596 new cases and 34 new deaths in the United Kingdom. Recovered and Active Cases data (current and last week time series) has been revised today following the weekly release of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK Statistical bulletins published by the UK Office for National Statistics[source] [source]
  • 7,561 new cases and 30 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 25,261 new cases and 328 new deaths in Iran [source]
NOTE: A major update involving Recovered data for France and Belgium (previously showing only patients released from the hospital) as well as Netherlands, Sweden, and Ireland has been performed today on Worldometer. In the absence of Government data released for these countries, we computed an estimated recovered value based on a comparative analysis of recovered data officially released by other European countries and on studies (including WHO reports) involving recovery rates and recovery duration. The estimated recovered value is shown in italics on the main table. 
  • 13,326 new cases and 337 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 9,663 new cases and 126 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. [source] [source]
  • 1,004 new cases and 4 new deaths in Cuba [source]
  • 2,672 new cases and 30 new deaths in the United Kingdom. Recovered data (and therefore also active cases) has been revised by Worldometer based on the estimates for active cases provided by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK Statistical bulletins published by the UK Office for National Statistics. Recovered and active cases data for the UK will be subject to change as often as once per week as the latest version of the survey is released. [source] [source]
  • 7,824 new cases and 49 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 25,078 new cases and 321 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 1,035 new cases and 14 new deaths in Oman [source]
  • 8,030 new cases and 323 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 421 new cases and 9 new deaths in Ireland. Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 10 confirmed cases and 3 deaths. The figures of 242,105 confirmed cases and 4,812 deaths reflect this. [source]
  • 10,474 new cases and 131 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. [source] [source]
  • 25,582 new cases and 304 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 7,972 new cases and 40 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 1,269 new cases and 9 new deaths in Oman [source]
  • 6,387 new cases and 259 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 6,292 new cases and 100 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. [source] [source]
  • 1,060 new cases and 9 new deaths in Cuba [source]
  • 8,179 new cases and 39 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 24,760 new cases and 291 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 1,335 new cases and 9 new deaths in Oman [source]
  • 5,626 new cases and 327 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 7,953 new cases and 44 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 7,446 new cases and 65 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. [source] [source] [source]
  • 1,480 new cases and 13 new deaths in Oman [source]
  • 23,311 new cases and 274 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 7,927 new cases and 234 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • United States President Trump: Mobilizing military to 'rapidly' distribute coronavirus vaccine when it’s ready [source]. The announcement comes as the Department of Defense has awarded a contract for prefilled syringes for future COVID-19 vaccine: more than 100 million syringes for distribution across the United States by year-end 2020, with the "ultimate production goal of over 500 million prefilled syringes (doses) in 2021." [source
  • A 5-year-old died in New York City on Thursday from what appeared to be a rare syndrome linked to the coronavirus that causes life-threatening inflammation in children [learn more] [study], New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said [source] This is at least the second death reported worldwide so far after that of a 14-year-old boy in England, according to a study published on May 7 in the journal Lancet [source]. On April 27, the UK NHS had alerted about the new illness, with at least 12 children in the UK requiring intensive care, and an estimated "4.5 cases for every 100,000 children under the age of 18 in the UK" [source]. One of the first reported cases of the illness in the US, a healthy 12-yea-old in Louisiana, almost died a few weeks ago [source]. Between  April 17 and May 1, 15 children were hospitalized in New Yor City for the new illness [source]
The Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from Pandemic Influenza, by Moore, Lipsitch, Barry, Osterholm - COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint, April 30, 2020: [source pdf] [about]
  • The length of the pandemic will likely be 18 to 24 months
  • Given the transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2, 60% to 70% of the population may need to be immune to reach a critical threshold of herd immunity to halt the pandemic
  • This may be complicated by the fact that we don’t yet know the duration of immunity to natural SARS-CoV-2 infection. Based on seasonal coronaviruses, we can anticipate that even if immunity declines after exposure, there may still be some protection against disease severity and reduced contagiousness, but this remains to be assessed for SARS-CoV-2.
3 Scenarios following the first wave of COVID-19 in spring 2020:
  • Scenario 1: a series of repetitive smaller waves that occur through the summer and then consistently over a 1-to 2-year period, gradually diminishing sometime in 2021
  • Scenario 2:  a larger wave in the fall or winter of 2020 and one or more smaller subsequent waves in 2021
  • Scenario 3:  a “slow burn” of ongoing transmission and case occurrence, but without a clear wave pattern.
Whichever scenario the pandemic follows (assuming at least some level of ongoing mitigation measures), we must be prepared for at least another 18 to 24 months of significant COVID-19 activity
Archived: February 2020 Coronavirus News Updates

Age and conditions of Coronavirus cases

Patient who died in the Philippines was a 44-year old male

The patient who died in the Philippines on February 2, in what was the first death occurring outside of China, was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan who was admitted on Jan. 25 after experiencing fever, cough, and sore throat, before developing severe pneumonia. In the last few days, “the patient was stable and showed signs of improvement, however, the condition of the patient deteriorated within his last 24 hours resulting in his demise." according to the Philippine Department of Health.

Serious Cases of 30 year old patients in France

Age and Sex of the first deaths as reported by the China National Health Commission (NHC)

WHO Risk Assessment: Global Emergency


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