Coronavirus death toll over 3,300 as U.S. scrambles to test thousands
Health officials across the globe were scrambling to contain the coronavirus epidemic Friday, and grasping to better understand it. The head of the World Health Organization said the world was “on the verge of reaching 100,000” cases of the COVID-19 disease that emerged late last year in China. It was in more than 90 countries.
It has killed more than 3,300 people, but according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins, more than 55,000 patients have recovered from the flu-like illness. Chinese officials have confirmed more than 50,000 people have recovered in that country alone. While it’s clear the vast majority infected get only mild cases, authorities have been unable to say definitively how many of those who catch COVID-19 are likely to die from it.
To get the data needed to answer that question, and to understand how easily the virus spreads and how best to stop it, the World …continued .
[Source: CBS News]