There’s still hope for America…
Some 1,200 of those infected in Italy after the tragic outbreak have since recovered from the disease, according to media reports. Italy is on a nationwide lockdown as the country faces massive disruptions to daily life from COVID-19, which has killed more than 1,000 and infected over 15,000 there, according to Haaretz.
Over 1,000 People Cured
More than 100,000 people around the world have been infected with COVID-19, which now has claimed well over 4,000 lives, according to NPR. As the world struggles to fight a new global pandemic, many are looking anxiously to Italy for signs of what may soon come to their homelands.
The country is the site of the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the West and the second-worst in the entire world. There are now over 1,000 deaths as of Thursday after a 23% increase in just a single day, Reuters reported. But while the situation is grim, more than 1,200 have recovered from the virus as of Thursday, up from 1,045 the day before.
The fact that people recovering at a higher rate than previously thought is giving a lot of Americans hope right now.
The World Is Waiting
Around the world, nearly 70,000 people have recovered from the virus.
As schools close and a cascade of public events are cancelled, some say that life in America is already beginning to change in eerie echoes of what’s happening abroad. The Trump administration has consistently told Americans not to panic, but top officials in the government, like Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Health, have issued some sobering warnings.
“That is a failing. Let’s admit it,” Fauci said of the government’s pace of coronavirus testing on Thursday, according to NBC News.
Until we know more, all we can do is wait and watch. Please keep the victims of this terrible virus in your prayers.
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