Now more than one million corona infections worldwide

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The number of corona infections has risen to over a million worldwide. More than 53,000 people have died from the virus so far. In the USA in particular, the situation is becoming increasingly dramatic.

In the United States, the world’s highest number of deaths from the novel coronavirus was recorded within 24 hours within a country. According to data from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, 1,169 additional deaths were recorded between 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time Wednesday and the same time Thursday evening. The sad record had so far been held by Italy with 969 corona deaths on March 27.

Overall, the Johns Hopkins University counted 5926 fatalities in the United States by Thursday evening. According to forecasts by the US government, between 100,000 and 240,000 people in the US could die from the coronavirus-induced lung disease Covid-19. 

7595 New coronavirus infections in germany

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The number of new corona infections remains below the maximum with 7595 new cases – nevertheless the RKI speaks of an "accelerated increase". Political measures could take a week at the earliest.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, the health authorities in Germany reported 7595 new corona infections within 24 hours. The value remains just below the high of 7830 from Saturday, but is well above the 5132 new infections reported last Wednesday.

"Currently an accelerated increase in the number of transmissions can be observed in Germany," writes the RKI in its situation report on Tuesday. "It is therefore urgently appealed that the entire population should be committed to infection protection." The RKI also includes rules of distance and hygiene outdoors, indoor ventilation and, where necessary, mouth and nose covering.