CORONAVIRUS GLOBAL DEATH TOLL PASSES 19,000
19,618 people have died so far from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak as of March 25, 2020, according to Worldometer findings.
There are currently 435,366 confirmed cases in 195 countries and territories. In Italy, 743 people died from the virus on Tuesday, according to government data — the highest daily increase since Sunday.
Italy has been the worst hit by the deadly disease worldwide, experiencing a higher death toll than China, where the virus emerged in late 2019. As of Wednesday morning, a total of 6,820 people have died in Italy due to the pandemic.
Spain reached a grim milestone Wednesday, as its national death toll surpassed 3,400, making it the world’s hardest-hit country behind Italy. Spain’s 46 million people have been barred from leaving home with few exceptions and the government is racing to add hospital beds.
Saudi Arabia has ramped up its efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus in a series of measures announced Wednesday, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported. A decree rules travel ban between the kingdom’s 13 provinces. The decree also banned anyone from entering or leaving three cities: Riyadh, the capital, and the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina.