The number of individuals recovering from the coronavirus is on the rise. More than 360,000 people have fought and survived the virus.
According to John Hopkins data, of the 1.6 million global infections, 365,142 patients have survived whereas 97,000 have died.
Around 23 percent of the diagnosed people have recovered from the disease.
But, the true figure will likely be much higher due to some countries testing only the patients who need treatment in a hospital.
80 percent of the cases are believed to be mild and able to be treated at home and they’re not counted in the number of total recoveries from the infection.
China is the leader in terms of recovered people- more than 77,000, claims John Hopkins data. The country is followed by Spain that has more than 48,000 recovered patients and Germany with more than 46,000.
Are Recovered Patients Immune to Future Infections?
Despite this good news, it still remains a puzzle if the people who recover from the disease will gain immunity for future infections.
Anyhow, the numbers are expected to rise in the weeks and months to come.
According to some sources, 1 in 4 cases are without any symptoms and other sources claim these numbers are even higher- 3 in 4 cases.
Another number that’s also widely the subject of debate is the mortality rate- the WHO claims that it’s 3.4 percent.
However, it fluctuates widely, from 1-2 percent in countries such as Germany to more than 10 percent in countries like Belgium, Spain, and Italy.
Even though the news about the number of recoveries is hopeful, the US is in their ‘deadliest weeks ever’.
The data by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said that these days will ask for the most hospital resources and this will be a period when a lot of people won’t get the needed medical care.
They estimate that around 2000 Americans will die on the daily until the peak ends, projected to happen around the 17th of April.
Taking into account the asymptomatic, yet contagious people with the virus walking around us, we need to be very careful during the peak of the virus.