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May 5 (GMT)

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  • 406,628 new cases and 3,841 new deaths in India [source]
  • 6,317 new cases and 167 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. [source] [source]
  • 1,010 new cases and 8 new deaths in Cuba [source]
  • 5,813 new cases and 32 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 15,872 new cases and 349 new deaths in Iran [source]
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  • 4,562 new cases and 299 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 6,143 new cases and 42 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 382,691 new cases and 3,786 new deaths in India [source]
  • 4,515 new cases and 106 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. [source] [source]
  • 24,371 new cases and 247 new deaths in France. French Government reported 257 new deaths, of which 14 deaths in EMS and EHAPD and 243 deaths in hospitals. Worldometer redistributed the 14 reported deaths in EMS and EHPAD over the 4 day period since the last report on Apr 30. [source] [source]
  • 1,019 new cases and 11 new deaths in Cuba [source]
  • 20,150 new cases and 344 new deaths in Iran [source]
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  • 3,129 new cases and 249 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 5,068 new cases and 30 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 20,732 new cases and 391 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 1,093 new cases and 10 new deaths in Oman [source]
Updates
  • 6,083 new cases and 337 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 370,059 new cases and 3,422 new deaths in India [source]
  • 1,071 new cases and 10 new deaths in Cuba [source]
  • 4,564 new cases and 38 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 18,698 new cases and 394 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 2,554 new cases and 33 new deaths in Oman [source]
  • 6,083 new cases and 337 new deaths in Peru [source]
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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
Updates
  • 392,562 new cases and 3,688 new deaths in India [source]
  • 5,167 new cases and 33 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 17,080 new cases and 332 new deaths in Iran [source]
Updates
  • 7,447 new cases and 376 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 402,110 new cases and 3,522 new deaths in India [source]
  • 24,299 new cases and 276 new deaths in France. French Government reported 290 new deaths, of which 20 deaths in EMS and EHAPD and 270 deaths in hospitals. Worldometer redistributed the 20 reported deaths in EMS and EHPAD over the 3 day period since the last report on Apr 27. [source] [source]
  • 9,135 new cases and 136 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. [source] [source]
  • 1,046 new cases and 12 new deaths in Cuba [source]
  • 6,405 new cases and 32 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 19,272 new cases and 407 new deaths in Iran [source]
Updates
  • 8,659 new cases and 359 new deaths in Peru [source]
  • 10,143 new cases and 137 new deaths in Spain. Data are provisional and subject to change. [source] [source]
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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. 
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  • 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
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  • 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]
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