It’s a stressful time to read the news, as the number of coronavirus cases in the United States continues to rise. However, there’s some good news from around that world that might give you a little hope.
According to The Hill, more than 150,000 people around the world have recovered from coronavirus as of Monday. Read on to find out more about how countries around the world are dealing with this pandemic.
More Than 150,000 People Recover From Coronavirus
The coronavirus has spread across nearly 180 countries and regions. According to current reports from Johns Hopkins University, there have been over 800,000 confirmed cases around the world, with nearly 40,000 deaths.
However, as of this writing, the global number of recovery cases has reached more than 172,000. That includes more than 76,000 recovered in China, the country where the virus originated, out of more than 82,000 confirmed cases. That gives the country more than a 90 percent recovery rate.
According to Newsweek, China has lifted outbound travel restrictions out of the Hubei province and will lift restrictions in Wuhan (where the virus was first discovered) in April, following a two-month lockdown.
Nearly 6,000 have recovered in the United States, which leads the world in the number of confirmed cases, with more than 165,000 as of this writing.
Who Is Most At Risk For Severe Cases?
The Hill reports that, according to the CDC and World Health Organization, people 65 and older and people with serious underlying medical conditions are at a higher risk for severe cases of COVID-19. For the majority of people, it reportedly brings mild symptoms.
According to WHO, those who experience mild symptoms typically recover in about two weeks. Those with severe conditions could take up to six weeks to recover. Approximately 14 percent of cases have been severe, and 5 percent were critically ill.
While the global recovery numbers are encouraging, NPR has reported that some 5 to 10 percent of Wuhan residents who apparently recovered from the illness have tested positive a second time. Some may be asymptomatic carriers. China apparently doesn’t include those who retest positive (or asymptomatic cases in general) in its daily case count.