(SDN) — GLOBAL Cases of Covid-19 have now surpassed the triple million mark at 3,042,444.
This and other figures are from Covid-19 Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) based in Baltimore, Maryland, the United States.
Of the total confirmed cases, nearly one-third is in the U.S. with 988,469, still tops in the world.
Spain comes in second, 229,422 cases, and Italy in third at 199,414.
The incidence of the novel CoronaVirus Disease (Covid), its official name, was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) by China on December 31, 2019 after mysterious pneumonia-like ailments hit Wuhan City, the coronavirus epicenter in Hubei Province.
As the coronavirus swept the world, WHO declared the disease as global pandemic. At present, 185 countries and regions are battling the pandemic. Masks are running out of supply, as well as ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) which health workers badly need.
Some countries have also required their citizens to wear masks outside the house.
The JHU Covid-19 Dashboard as of April 28, places the number of recovered patients around the world at 894,574; however, 211,216 people succumbed to the SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-CoronaVirus-2), the virus causing the infections.
While scientists across the world are racing the find and developed a vaccine to fight Covid-19, none has yet succeeded. And it could still takes some months before a vaccine is developed.
In the Philippines, President Rodrigo R. Duterte has offered and promised a reward of Php50 million for Filipinos who can discovered a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2.
Confirmed cases in the Philippines according to the Department of Health (DOH) as of 4 p.m., April 27, have climbed to 7,777 with the addition of 198 new cases; recovered patients have reached 932; fatalities at 511.
Meanwhile, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) headed by Secretary Fortunato T. de la Pena has revealed that Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is being studied as a potential cure for Covid-19.
Lagundi and Tawa-Tawa herbal plants are also in the plan to study their anti-viral properties if can be used against the novel coronavirus. (SDN)