The number of coronavirus cases in Spain has surpassed China

  • The number of coronavirus cases in Spain has surpassed China

The number of coronavirus cases in Spain has surpassed China

Spain on Monday became the third-most coronavirus infected country in the world, surpassing the number of cases in China, where the novel virus originated late previous year. At the same time, he warned against letting up on tough containment measures.

A U.S. Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds arrived in NY to help relieve the crisis gripping the city. The USNS Comfort - also sent to New York City after 9/11 - will be used to treat non-coronavirus patients while packed hospitals deal with those with COVID-19. It also reported over 800 new deaths, for an overall toll of more than 7,300.

A day earlier, President Donald Trump floated the idea of quarantining NY state and two neighbouring states, before dropping the idea just hours later in favour of a travel advisory.

The US death toll reached almost 2,400 yesterday, with cities like Detroit and New Orleans joining NY as hotspots.

He added: "Whether it's Detroit, it's New Orleans, it will work its way across the country".

Also, nurses and other medical professionals who have volunteered to help have begun arriving.

"Anyone who says this situation is a New York City-only situation is in a state of denial", Cuomo said. You see this virus move across the state, you see this virus move across the nation. "There is no American who is immune to this virus".

"What I saw was a lot, a lot of pain".

The death toll in Spain has doubled in a week, and the number of deaths in Spain rose from 100 to 1,000 faster than in Italy.

New York's governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a "staggering" number of deaths from the coronavirus, as he and health officials warned that the crisis unfolding in New York City is just a preview of what other communities across the USA could soon face. During a minute of silence for the dead, Madrid's Puerta del Sol central square was empty as bells tolled.

Meanwhile, the novel coronavirus has gripped another European country as the death toll in Belgium passes 500 with almost 12,000 cases.

Spain's two-week lockdown under a national state of emergency was tightened on Monday and now only workers commuting to work related to health care and food production and distribution are allowed to travel.

Health workers take a break outside the San Carlos Clinic Hospital in Madrid, during a national lockdown to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, on March 29, 2020.

A total of 6,803 people have now died in the country and 80,110 have been infected.

Experts say those figures - and ones in every other country - are much lower than the actual impact of the pandemic, due to limited testing, counting irregularities and mild cases that have been missed.

Schools, restaurants and most shops are shut down and the entry to supermarkets is restricted so that social distancing can be maintained.

WHO's emergencies chief said the caseloads in Italy and Spain might be leveling off. "It is our fervent hope that that is the case", Dr. Michael Ryan said.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.

Moscow went on its own lockdown on Monday as all of Russian Federation braced for sweeping nationwide restrictions.

"We have managed to win time and slow down an explosive spread of the disease in the previous weeks, and we need to use that time reserve to the full", Putin said. Italy has 97,689 confirmed infections but said the number of positive cases in the last day increased just 5.4% and the number of deaths have dropped about 10% a day since Friday.

After the government announced on Saturday that all non-essential workers should stay home for two weeks, Antonio Garamendi, president of Spain's business association, said the lockdown could lead to a full-blown social crisis and criticised the delay in clarifying which sectors were "essential". Israel said 70-year-old Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu' is quarantining himself after an aide tested positive for the virus.

Spain's total number of coronavirus cases has risen to 85,195 - up from 78,797 the day before - surpassing the total number of infections reported in epicentre China. At the peak of China's restrictions, some 700 million people were ordered to stay home, but those rules are easing.