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Facts and figures on the global progress of COVID-19.
Current confirmed cases
(+278,607 in last 24 hours)
(+9,879 in last 24 hours)
Total number of confirmed cases
Total number of deaths
When will everything be back to normal?
With the current growth rate in America at over 58,000 new cases per day, according to the latest report on August 3, 2020 from the World Health Organization, we’re still not nearing the end of the danger.
Still, the government is eager to reopen the US economy. States around the country have started allowing restaurants, businesses and other elements of daily life to open again in phases.
However, one of two things likely needs to happen before the lockdowns can be lifted completely:
- Herd immunity
- Coronavirus vaccine
If anything over 60% of the population move into the “cured” category, the spread of the virus will be significantly slowed down. It will be as if 60% of the population is still in social isolation. However, this will likely take a long time, especially with social distancing in place. It will also result in a large number of deaths among vulnerable groups.
A vaccine would be the ultimate solution, and there are several in development in multiple countries. Once a potential vaccine is found, however, it needs to go through rigorous clinical trials. This, also, could take a long time. The earliest estimates are for a vaccine to hit the market by the end of the year, but it could take two years or more. Not only that — once a safe vaccine is found, it will need to be manufactured and delivered to millions of people around the world.
Current cases and deaths per country
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