As of 8.00 am on Wednesday, 302,351 persons have recovered from COVID-19, the deadly respiratory disease, globally.
This was published by Worldometer, a website dedicated to providing real-time statistics on the infection around the world.
Over one million people have contracted the disease. The recent data has it that there are 1,433,012 confirmed cases across 184 countries of the world.
However, while 302, 351 patients have recovered, 82, 136 deaths have been recorded. The deaths represent 21 percent of the confirmed cases.
Checks revealed that more than in other parts of the world, the recovery rate in China, where the virus originated from, is very high.
In China, over 77,279 people have recovered and have been discharged, which makes the number of active cases 1,190.
In reaction to China’s recovery rate, many countries say it is evidence of the conspiracy theory which suggests that the virus was created by the Chinese in its effort to take over the world.
However, countries like Nigeria have seen it as a reason to seek the expertise of the Chinese doctors to help manage the cases the way it was almost eradicated in their country.
Recall that the Nigerian government, although with less than 300 cases of the pandemic, have invited 18 Chinese experts who will be in the country anytime soon.
It should be noted that there is no known cure yet for the coronavirus. Doctors all over the world have been experimenting with different kinds of treatment, and still are.
Amongst all continents, Europe appears to be unlucky with the spate of the pandemic in its countries. In fact, over 70 percent of confirmed cases globally was recorded in the continent. Italy, Spain, Germany, France and the USA top the chart with the highest number of cases and deaths recorded.
Meanwhile, New York City, U.S. capital, is the epicentre of the pandemic. While over 20,000 new cases were recorded in the city on Tuesday, over 700 were killed.
Hope for the world
The World Health Organisation said that the recovery rate in China gives hope to the rest of the world battling the pandemic.
On March 20, the city of Wuhan registered no new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours – for the first time since reporting its first case in December, in an outbreak that has gone on to infect more than 250,000 people around the world and kill more than 11,000 people.
“Yesterday, Wuhan reported no new cases for the first time since the outbreak started”, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a virtual news conference in March.
“Wuhan provides hope for the rest of the world that even the most severe situation can be turned around.”Of course, we must exercise caution; the situation can reverse. But the experience of cities and countries that have pushed back this coronavirus gives hope and courage to the rest of the world.
“China as a whole is now reporting only a handful of new infections each day – all of them apparently from overseas visitors – as the crisis has shifted from Asia to Europe, which has now reported more deaths than China.