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With Nearly 2 million Cases Globally, WHO Confirmed That Covid-19 Is 10 Times More Dangerous Than H1N1 flu

As of April 14, the world recorded nearly 2 million cases of Covid-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed Covid-19 was 10 times more deadly than the swine flu (H1N1) strain that caused a worldwide pandemic in 2009.

Nearly 2 million cases globally

According to the latest data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (USA), the world has recorded nearly 2 million people infected with Covid-19 .

According to CSSE, as of 21:00 GMT on April 13 (5:00 pm April 4 in Hanoi), there were a total of 1,911,407 SAR-CoV-2 positive cases, including 118,854 deaths. The United States continues to be the largest epidemic region in the world, with more infections and deaths than any other country.

The US currently records 577,307 infections, 23,219 deaths. New York was the most heavily affected area of ​​the epidemic with 195,749 cases, of which 10,058 were fatal. New York City alone recorded 7,349 deaths.

The second most heavily influenced by Europe in Europe due to Covid-19 with epidemic hotspots such as Italy, Spain, France and the United Kingdom also noted disturbing numbers,Yesterday, Italy announced that the number of deaths in this country had exceeded 20,000, the total number of cases of infection reached nearly 160,000.

Spain - the country with the second highest number of cases in the world, recorded 169,628 cases positive for corona virus. including more than 17,628 deaths.

France has also recorded nearly 15,000 deaths, out of a total of 137,875 cases.
In the UK, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 continues to rise sharply to 11,329 and the total number of cases is 89,569.
The world recorded nearly 2 million cases of Covid-19. (Photo: AFP / TTXVN)

WHO: Covid-19 is 10 times more dangerous than H1N1 flu

According to the  New York Daily News, the  World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on April 13: Covid-19 was 10 times more deadly than the swine flu (H1N1) strain that caused a worldwide pandemic in 2009.
Vaccines are the only way to really prevent the virus from spreading, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference in Geneva.

As of April 14, globally more than 1.9 million people have been infected with the corona virus, at least 118,000 have died from Covid-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
"Information from several countries is giving us a clearer picture of the virus, how it works, how to prevent and treat it," Tedros said. "We know that Covid-19 spread very fast and it caused 10 times more deaths than the 2009 pandemic flu."

The 2009 swine flu pandemic caused 18,500 deaths. However, the actual number could be higher, from 151,700 to 575,400 people,  AFP  quoted  The Lancet .
"We also know that viruses can spread more easily in crowded environments like nursing homes," Tedros added. "We also know that early detection of suspected cases, testing, isolation, care for all cases and tracking of contacts are essential to preventing the spread of disease."

Mr Tedros also pointed out that in some countries, the number of cases doubled every three to four days and that the epidemic increased very fast but "dropped a lot slower".
"This means that epidemic control measures must be removed slowly and in a controlled manner," Tedros said.

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