COVID-19 Pandemic Update: Over 113,000 Patients Now Virus Free

COVID-19 continues to affect more people across the world, with more than 462,600 confirmed cases and over 20,800 deaths. However, authorities also learned good news amid the global health issue since the number of patients recovering from the disease has also been growing. 

The patients who survived the potentially deadly effects of COVID-19 help the health community and governments keep their hope as they try to end the pandemic. Latest data shows that more than 113,000 people have already recovered from the infection, a number significantly higher than the deaths linked to the coronavirus, Business Insider reported Thursday.

China reported most of the recovered cases, according to Microsoft Bing's coronavirus tracking tool. Out of more than 81,000 cases, more than 73,000 people were successfully treated for the disease. 

Other countries also reported new recovered patients this week. As of Wednesday night, Microsoft recorded 9,362 recovered cases in Italy, 5,367 cases in Spain, 3,547 in Germany and 3,730 patients recovered in South Korea. 

However, death rates were also high in Italy. The country, with more than 74,300 confirmed cases, reported more than 7,500 people have died because of COVID-19. 

Recovery Of China

Intense lockdown and social distancing campaigns significantly helped control the coronavirus outbreak in China. The country immediately implemented strict quarantine measures in January, a few weeks after the first reported case of COVID-19 in late December. 

The Chinese government put people on citywide lockdowns, limited travels and required social distancing in heavily affected areas. The country started to see a growing number of recovered patients in early March.

The people who recovered from COVID-19 even went higher than the number of patients still being treated on March 6. A few days later, China announced that domestic infections were under control. 

"Aggressive measures to find, isolate, test, treat and trace are not only the best and fastest way out of extreme social and economic restrictions," WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference on Wednesday. "They are also the best way to prevent them."

China started lifting some restrictions and allowing some citizens to travel and work in mid-March.

Coronavirus COVID-19 New York, USA - Mask People line up outside Elmhurst Hospital to get tested due to coronavirus outbreak on March 24, 2020 in Queens, New York City. New York City has about a third of the nation’s confirmed coronavirus cases, making it the center of the outbreak in the United States. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images) Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

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