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Impact of Coronavirus on Cardiac patients

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Impact of Covid-19 on Cardiac Patients

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Reported Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 210 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. The day is reset after midnight GMT+0. The list of countries and territories and their continental regional classification is based on the United Nations Geoscheme.

Coronavirus Update (Live): 5,494,464 Cases and 346,434 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic - Worldometer
COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
Last updated: May 25, 2020, 00:37 GMT
Graphs - Countries - Death Rate - Symptoms - Incubation - Transmission - News

Coronavirus Cases:

5,494,464
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Deaths:

346,434

Recovered:

2,299,345
Active Cases
2,848,685
Currently Infected Patients
2,795,461 (98%)
in Mild Condition

53,224 (2%)
Serious or Critical

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Closed Cases
2,645,779
Cases which had an outcome:
2,299,345 (87%)
Recovered / Discharged

346,434 (13%)
Deaths

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Reported Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. The day is reset after midnight GMT+0. The list of countries and territories and their continental regional classification is based on the United Nations Geoscheme. Sources are provided under "Latest Updates".


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Latest News

May 24 (GMT)

Updates
  • 3 new cases in Western Sahara [source]
  • 16,220 new cases and 703 new deaths in Brazil [source]
  • 19,617 new cases and 617 new deaths in the United States
  • 490 new cases and 6 new deaths in Cameroon [source]
  • 723 new cases and 7 new deaths in Argentina [source]
  • 14 new cases and 12 new deaths in Japan [source]
  • 336 new cases and 1 new death in Bahrain [source]
  • 349 new cases and 7 new deaths in Panama [source]
  • 1 new case in Greenland [source]
  • 111 new cases in Venezuela [source]
  • 5 new cases in Uruguay [source]
  • 99 new cases in Guinea [source]
  • 65 new cases and 1 new death in Czechia [source]
  • 6 new cases in Norway [source]
  • 313 new cases and 5 new deaths in Nigeria [source]
  • 5 new cases and 1 new death in Guadeloupe [source]
  • 8 new cases in Guyana [source]
  • 1,078 new cases and 69 new deaths in Canada [source]
  • 998 new cases and 22 new deaths in Colombia [source]
  • 498 new cases and 12 new deaths in Ecuador [source]
  • 2 new cases in Niger [source]
  • 52 new cases in the Central African Republic [source]
  • 4,205 new cases and 83 new deaths in Peru [source] [source]
  • 342 new cases and 5 new deaths in Germany [source]
  • 10 new cases in Côte d'Ivoire [source]
  • 10 new cases in Mauritania [source]
  • 1 new case and 1 new death in Malawi [source]
  • 513 new cases and 1 new death in Oman [source]
  • 8 new cases in Togo [source]
  • 752 new cases and 29 new deaths in Egypt [source]
  • 12 new cases in Costa Rica [source]
  • 52 new cases in Sri Lanka [source]
  • 58 new cases in Maldives [source] [source]
  • 9 new cases in Comoros [source]
  • 197 new cases and 8 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 7,113 new cases and 156 new deaths in India [source] [source] [source]
  • 49 new cases in Uzbekistan [source]
  • 115 new cases and 35 new deaths in France [source]
  • 12 new cases in Eswatini [source]
  • 482 new cases and 74 new deaths in Spain [source]
  • 5 new cases in Israel [source]
  • 1,240 new cases and 22 new deaths in South Africa [source]
  • 27 new cases in Chad [source]
  • 8 new cases in Angola [source]
  • 10 new cases and 3 new deaths in Yemen [source]
  • 56 new cases in Benin [source]
  • 9 new cases in Cabo Verde [source]
  • 66 new cases and 1 new death in Mayotte [source]
  • 1,141 new cases and 32 new deaths in Turkey [source]
  • 2 new cases in Rwanda [source]
  • 3,709 new cases and 45 new deaths in Chile [source]
  • 27 new cases and 1 new death in Morocco [source]
  • 12 new cases in Paraguay [source]
  • 379 new cases in the Dominican Republic [source]
  • 531 new cases and 50 new deaths in Italy [source]
  • 193 new cases and 8 new deaths in Algeria [source]
  • 57 new cases and 4 new deaths in Ireland [source]
  • 10 new cases in Liberia [source]
  • 2,405 new cases and 118 new deaths in the United Kingdom [source]
  • 2 new cases in Mauritius [source]
  • 2 new cases and 1 new death in Luxembourg [source]
  • 395 new cases and 3 new deaths in Poland [source]
  • 5 new cases in Botswana [source]
  • 2 new cases in Greece [source]
  • 4 new cases in Jordan [source]
  • 8 new cases in Cyprus [source]
  • 99 new cases and 8 new deaths in Moldova [source]
  • 10 new cases and 1 new death in Cuba [source]
  • 22 new cases and 1 new death in Kenya [source]
  • 16 new cases in Syria [source]
  • 67 new cases in Serbia [source]
  • 96 new cases and 2 new deaths in El Salvador [source]
  • 213 new cases and 9 new deaths in Romania [source]
  • 1,501 new cases and 2 new deaths in Qatar [source]
  • 2,399 new cases and 11 new deaths in Saudi Arabia [source]
  • 86 new cases and 1 new death in Sierra Leone [source]
  • 15 new cases and 2 new deaths in Mali [source]
  • 26 new cases in Mozambique [source]
  • 140 new cases in Azerbaijan [source]
  • 152 new cases and 14 new deaths in Portugal [source]
  • 2 new cases in Gibraltar [source]
  • 17 new cases in Lebanon [source]
  • 1 new case in Croatia [source]
  • 71 new cases and 1 new death in Denmark [source]
  • 172 new cases and 11 new deaths in the Netherlands [source]
  • 271 new cases and 6 new deaths in Sweden [source]
  • 191 new cases and 2 new deaths in Tajikistan [source]
  • 39 new cases in Madagascar [source]
  • 11 new cases and 1 new death in Switzerland [source] [source]
  • 71 new cases and 1 new death in Senegal [source]
  • 116 new cases in the DR Congo [source]
  • 88 new cases in Ethiopia [source]
  • 838 new cases and 8 new deaths in Kuwait [source]
  • 19 new cases in Nepal [source]
  • 1 new case in Malta [source]
  • 10 new cases and 3 new deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina [source]
  • 37 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia [source]
  • 2,180 new cases and 58 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 66 new cases and 1 new death in Ghana [source]
  • 9 new cases and 1 new death in Albania [source]
  • 954 new cases and 5 new deaths in Belarus [source]
  • 282 new cases and 43 new deaths in Belgium [source]
  • 781 new cases and 1 new death in the United Arab Emirates [source]
  • 11 new cases and 1 new death in Finland [source]
  • 1 new death in Slovenia [source]
  • 526 new cases and 21 new deaths in Indonesia [source]
  • 1,532 new cases and 28 new deaths in Bangladesh [source]
  • 60 new cases in Malaysia [source]
  • 17 new cases and 1 new death in Austria [source]
  • 1 new case in Namibia [source]
  • 258 new cases and 5 new deaths in the Philippines [source]
  • 584 new cases and 2 new deaths in Afghanistan [source]
  • 8,599 new cases and 153 new deaths in Russia [source]
  • 548 new cases in Singapore [source] [source]
  • 2 new cases in Estonia [source]
  • 7 new cases in Lithuania [source]
  • 5 new cases in Slovakia [source]
  • 2 new cases in Georgia [source]
  • 406 new cases and 12 new deaths in Ukraine [source]
  • 1 new case in Latvia [source]
  • 359 new cases and 4 new deaths in Armenia [source]
  • 5 new cases in Bermuda [source]
  • 19 new cases and 4 new deaths in Bulgaria [source]
  • 28 new cases and 4 new deaths in Hungary [source] [source]
  • 2,164 new cases and 32 new deaths in Pakistan [source]
  • 38 new cases in Kyrgyzstan [source]
  • 3 new cases in Australia [source] [source] [source] [source] [source]
  • 266 new cases and 7 new deaths in Honduras [source]
  • 403 new cases in Kazakhstan [source] [source]
  • 336 new cases and 10 new deaths in Bolivia [source]
  • 250 new cases and 9 new deaths in Sudan [source]
  • 25 new cases in South Korea [source]
  • 1 new case in Vietnam [source]
  • 311 new cases and 4 new deaths in Guatemala [source]
  • 53 new cases and 1 new death in Haiti [source] [source]
  • 1 new death in Tunisia [source]
  • 3 new cases in China [source]
  • 6 new cases in Jamaica [source]
  • 3,329 new cases and 190 new deaths in Mexico [source]
Archived:

February 2020 Coronavirus News Updates

January Timeline:

  • On January 31, the first 2 novel coronavirus cases in the UK, [18] the first 2 cases in Russia, [20] and the first case in Sweden and in Spain were reported. Canada reported its 4th case.
  • On Jan. 31, the United States
    • declared Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency
    • issued 14 days quarantine rules for US citizens entering the US from China (mandatory if entering from the Hubei province).
    • issued an order to deny entry to foreigners who have traveled to China within the past two weeks.
  • On January 30, the novel coronavirus total case count surpassed that for SARS (which affected 8,096 people worldwide).
  • On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a Global Public Health Emergency.
  • On January 30 CDC confirmed the first US case of human to human transmission[17].
  • Germany, Japan, Vietnam and the United States have reported cases in patients who didn't personally visit China, but contracted the virus from someone else who had visited Wuhan, China[15]. These cases of human to human transmission are the most worrisome, according to the WHO[16].
  • Wuhan (the city where the virus originated) is the largest city in Central China, with a population of over 11 million people. The city, on January 23, shut down transport links. Following Wuhan lock down, the city of Huanggang was also placed in quarantine, and the city of Ezhou closed its train stations. This means than 18 million people have been placed in isolation. The World Health Organization (WHO) said cutting off a city as large as Wuhan is "unprecedented in public health history."[12] and praised China for its incredible commitment to isolate the virus and minimize the spread to other countries.

How dangerous is the virus?

There are three parameters to understand in order to assess the magnitude of the risk posed by this novel coronavirus:

  • ) - number of newly infected people from a single case
  • Case Fatality Rate (CFR) - percent of cases that result in death
  • Determine whether asymptomatic transmission is possible

How contagious is the Wuhan Coronavirus? (Ro)

The attack rate or transmissibility (how rapidly the disease spreads) of a virus is indicated by its reproductive number (Ro, pronounced R-nought or r-zero), which represents the average number of people to which a single infected person will transmit the virus.

WHO's estimated (on Jan. 23) Ro to be between 1.4 and 2.5. [13]

Other studies have estimated a Ro between 3.6 and 4.0, and between 2.24 to 3.58. [23].

Preliminary studies had estimated Ro to be between 1.5 and 3.5. [5][6][7]

An outbreak with a reproductive number of below 1 will gradually disappear.

For comparison, the Ro for the common flu is 1.3 and for SARS it was 2.0.

Fatality Rate (case fatality ratio or CFR) of the Wuhan Coronavirus

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The novel coronavirus' case fatality rate has been estimated at around 2%, in the WHO press conference held on January 29, 2020 [16] . However, it noted that, without knowing how many were infected, it was too early to be able to put a percentage on the mortality rate figure.

A prior estimate [9] had put that number at 3%.

Fatality rate can change as a virus can mutate, according to epidemiologists.

For comparison, the case fatality rate for SARS was 10%, and for MERS 34%.

Incubation Period (how long it takes for symptoms to appear)

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Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 (estimated ranges vary from 2-10 days, 2-14 days, and 10-14 days, see details), during which the virus is contagious but the patient does not display any symptom (asymptomatic transmission).

Age and conditions of Coronavirus cases

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According to early estimates by China's National Health Commission (NHC), about 80% of those who died were over the age of 60 and 75% of them had pre-existing health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.[24]

According to the WHO Situation Report no. 7 issued on Jan. 27:

  • The median age of cases detected outside of China is 45 years, ranging from 2 to 74 years.
  • 71% of cases were male.

A study of 138 hospitalized patients with NCIP found that the median age was 56 years (interquartile range, 42-68; range, 22-92 years) and 75 (54.3%) were men.[25]

The WHO, in its Myth busters FAQs, addresses the question: "Does the new coronavirus affect older people, or are younger people also susceptible?" by answering that:

  • People of all ages can be infected by the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
  • Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

Patient who died in the Philippines was a 44-year old male

The patient who died in the Philippines on February 2, in what was the first death occurring outside of China, was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan who was admitted on Jan. 25 after experiencing fever, cough, and sore throat, before developing severe pneumonia. In the last few days, “the patient was stable and showed signs of improvement, however, the condition of the patient deteriorated within his last 24 hours resulting in his demise." according to the Philippine Department of Health.

Serious Cases of 30 year old patients in France

As of Jan. 29, according to French authorities, the conditions of the two earliest Paris cases had worsened and the patients were being treated in intensive care, according to French authorities. The patients have been described as a young couple aged 30 and 31 years old, both Chinese citizens from Wuhan who were asymptomatic when they arrived in Paris on January 18 [19].

Age and Sex of the first deaths as reported by the China National Health Commission (NHC)

The NHC reported the details of the first 17 deaths up to 24 pm on January 22, 2020. The deaths included 13 males and 4 females. The median age of the deaths was 75 (range 48-89) years.[21]

WHO Risk Assessment: Global Emergency

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On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a Global Public Health Emergency.

For more information from the WHO regarding novel coronavirus: WHO page on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Comparisons:

  • Every year an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people die in the world due to complications from seasonal influenza (flu) viruses. This figure corresponds to 795 to 1,781 deaths per day due to the seasonal flu.
  • SARS (November 2002 to July 2003): was a coronavirus that originated from Beijing, China, spread to 29 countries, and resulted in 8,096 people infected with 774 deaths (fatality rate of 9.6%). Considering that SARS ended up infecting 5,237 people in mainland China, Wuhan Coronavirus surpassed SARS on January 29, 2020, when Chinese officials confirmed 5,974 cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). One day later, on January 30, 2020 the novel coronavirus cases surpassed even the 8,096 cases worldwide which were the final SARS count in 2003.
  • MERS (in 2012) killed 858 people out of the 2,494 infected (fatality rate of 34.4%).

Coronavirus Worldometer Sections:

  • Incubation Period
  • Symptoms
  • Countries with cases: basic list -

More info

  • Novel coronavirus outbreak may reach peak in one week or about 10 days: expert - Xinhua, Jan. 28, 2020
  • China’s Xi Jinping pledges to overcome ‘devil’ coronavirus - Financial Times, Jan. 28, 2020
  • Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China - The Lancet, Jan. 24, 2020
  • The Age, Sex and Symptoms of China’s Coronavirus Victims - Bloomberg, Jan. 23, 2020

Sources

  1. Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation reports - World Health Organization (WHO)
  2. 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the U.S. -. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  3. Outbreak Notification - National Health Commission (NHC) of the People’s Republic of China
  4. Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - Australian Government Department of Health
  5. Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV: early estimation of epidemiological parameters and epidemic prediction - Jonathan M. Read et al, Jan. 23,2020.
  6. Early Transmissibility Assessment of a Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China - Maimuna Majumder and Kenneth D. Mandl, Harvard University - Computational Health Informatics Program - Posted: 24 Jan 2020 Last revised: 27 Jan 2020
  7. Report 3: Transmissibility of 2019-nCoV - 25 January 2020 - Imperial College London‌
  8. Case fatality risk of influenza A(H1N1pdm09): a systematic review - Epidemiology. Nov. 24, 2013
  9. A novel coronavirus outbreak of global health concern - Chen Want et al. The Lancet. January 24, 2020
  10. Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - CDC
  11. China's National Health Commission news conference on coronavirus - Al Jazeera. January 26, 2020
  12. Wuhan lockdown 'unprecedented', shows commitment to contain virus: WHO representative in China - Reuters. January 23, 2020
  13. Statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - WHO, January 23, 2020
  14. International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on novel coronavirus in China - WHO, January 30, 2020
  15. Human-to-human transmission of Wuhan virus outside of China, confirmed in Germany, Japan and Vietnam - The Online Citizen, Jan. 29, 2020
  16. Who: "Live from Geneva on the new #coronavirus outbreak"
  17. CDC Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States - CDC Press Release, Jan. 30, 2020
  18. CMO confirms cases of coronavirus in England - CMO, UK, Jan. 31, 2020
  19. Coronavirus in France: what you need to know - The Local France, Jan. 31, 2020
  20. First two persons infected with coronavirus identified in Russia - Tass, Jan. 31, 2020
  21. Updated understanding of the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019nCoV) in Wuhan, China - Journal of Medical Virology, Jan. 29, 2020
  22. Estimating the effective reproduction number of the 2019-nCoV in China - Zhidong Cao et al., Jan. 29, 2020
  23. Preliminary estimation of the basic reproduction number of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, from 2019 to 2020: A data-driven analysis in the early phase of the outbreak - Jan. 30, 2020
  24. Coronavirus: Window of opportunity to act, World Health Organization says - BBC, Feb,\. 4, 2020
  25. Clinical Characteristics of 138 Hospitalized Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia in Wuhan, China - Wang et. al, JAMA, Feb. 7, 2020
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