As of 9 a.m. on January 20, there were over 96 million coronavirus cases globally, with the death toll reaching over two million, according to John Hopkins University. The good news is that there are over 62 million recoveries.
The United States is leading the world in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities, with over 24 million confirmed cases and over 405,000 deaths.
Global deaths from COVID-19 are expected to top 100,000 per week “very soon,” WHO’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan said.
An international expert team from the World Health Organization is now in central China’s Wuhan to conduct joint research with Chinese scientists. The government of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Tuesday extended social distancing measures until January 27 due to unabated coronavirus infections. On Monday, Hong Kong reported 107 new cases of coronavirus, the highest in nearly a month.