Covid-19 death toll now over 100,000

The official world-wide death toll is now over 100,000 – current numbers as at 8:00 pm Friday 10 April 2020 GMT (Worldometer):

  • Total cases 1.685,533
  • Recovered cases 375,221
  • Active cases 1,208,213
  • Attributed deaths 102,099

Cases rose yesterday (Thursday GMT) by 85,589 and deaths by 7,234, with similar increases looking likely today.

As at the end of 10 April GMT:

Over the past week about a third of new cases and a quarter of new deaths have been recorded in the US. Total US cases are now 493,426 and total deaths 18,331 (just 500 fewer than Italy).

Italy and Spain seem to have flattened off at around 6-700 deaths per day.

France (+987 deaths)  and the UK (+980) are increasing rapidly, as is Belgium (+496).

Largest death totals (9 pm Friday GMT):

  • Italy 18,849 (312 per 1m)
  • USA 18,430 (56 per 1m)
  • Spain 15,970 (342 per 1m)
  • France 13,197 (202 per 1m)
  • UK 8,958 (132 per 1m)
  • Iran 4,232 (50 per 1m)
  • China 3,336 (2 per 1m)
  • Germany 2,728 (33 per 1m)
  • Belgium 3,019 (260 per 1m)
  • Netherlands 2,511 (147 per 1m)

So Spain now has the most deaths per 1m population.

New Zealand currently has 1,283 cases and 2 deaths, and for now is ‘flattening the curve’ with daily new cases less than recovered cases.

New confirmed and probable cases over time

Australia has 6,203 confirmed cases and 53 deaths but also seems to be flattening:

This graph shows new cases of COVID-19 in Australia by date of notification. See the Description field on the publication page for a full description

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  1. david in aus

     /  11th April 2020

    I find it odd that people want to compare their countries to the worst examples of management as in Europe and not the best: Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong.

    The media compares their country’s response to East Asia if they are in America. But in NZ, it seems the opposite.

    You want to compare yourself against the best if you aspire to the best. You compare yourself to the worst to make yourself look better.

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    • Blazer

       /  11th April 2020

      what do you think the last word…means DIA.
      ‘Friday 10 April 2020 GMT (Worldometer):

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    • David in aus

       /  11th April 2020

      NZ has taken a high risk, for the economy, and high reward strategy; by taking an early shutdown approach.

      It is great that different countries are taking different approaches so we are to compare and contrast strategies.

      However, success in NZ is stamping out covid19; failure is ongoing domestic restrictions. There doesn’t seem to be much discussion in the media about this or an exit strategy.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  11th April 2020

        Our media is just a propaganda outlet for the Government and its police state at present. Unreadable and unwatchable.

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        • Blazer

           /  11th April 2020

          How long has that been the function of the MSM….do you think?

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        • Well, the news last night did feature a young widow whose mother in law was forbidden to see her son’s body or see him before he died and who couldn’t have a funeral for him. She described the laws around this as cruel and made the point that people were outside their bubble at the supermarket. The story also said that the family of the woman in her 90s were not let to see her when she was dying.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  12th April 2020

            The Telegraph is reporting lawyers saying there may be a deluge of civil cases suing police for unlawful arrests and fines because their actions must be appropriate and proportionate to health risk not to control of the public. Hospitals may be at the same risk of overstepping their authority. I cannot see why family cannot be involved with a dying patient and given appropriate protective procedures.

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    • David

       /  11th April 2020

      The East European countries are doing very well too, countries with a comparale population to us but not with the huge advantage of being an island.
      Good to Australia doing so well and without draconian measures, perhaps a good model for us to follow.

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      • In some ways Australia has been less restrictive, especially of business activity. But they seem to have been tougher in enforcing limits on social movement with large fines dished out to those caught breaking the rules.

        Australia does seem to be getting on top of things for now, but at 53 deaths they have not been as successful as new Zealand at limiting casualties.

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        • Pink David

           /  11th April 2020

          “Australia does seem to be getting on top of things for now, but at 53 deaths they have not been as successful as new Zealand at limiting casualties.

          How many lives have been destroyed to achieve this difference?

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          • “How many lives have been destroyed to achieve this difference?”

            Do you know how many? Any?

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          • Blazer

             /  11th April 2020

            India has over 4000 suicides a WEEK!
            K. Balakrishna, a 50-year-old Indian father-of-three, may be the first suicide victim linked to the coronavirus epidemic. Panic is suspected of precipitating his death. ”

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            • Pink David

               /  11th April 2020

              “India has over 4000 suicides a WEEK!”

              Nice to see you on my side of the discussion.

            • Blazer

               /  11th April 2020

              @PD…facts are facts.p.s suicide is not…contagious.I guess its …free choice.

            • Pink David

               /  11th April 2020

              How very…callous…of you.

        • David

           /  11th April 2020

          They did have a cruise ship problem which made their figures quite grim. I think we should move to what they are doing now.
          I have always felt the 4 level system was one of those silly thing governments like to do so all bureaucrats have something to follow. We need far more flexibility modelled into the system now we have real world examples of what works and doesnt. We may need a level 3 without bars and restaurants for example, we certainly need kids back in school as quick as possible, we could let everyone in good health under 55 to go back to normal.
          Before Duker looses his mind I am not advocating any particular thing but the Levels are too prescriptive and will delay an opening as we wait for the weakest link to be safe.

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        • david in aus

           /  11th April 2020

          Death rates is about luck at times. Cruise ships are a big component of infections in Australia. Thirty percent of cases in Australia were from cruise and they tend to be an older sicker cohort. They also had clusters in rest homes.

          When we talk about avoiding deaths by flattening the curve, it is about preventing overwhelming of the health service. NZ has been very lucky in terms of death rates as proportion of cases. It could a combination of the time course of death versus infection time and age distribution of those infected.

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          • David

             /  11th April 2020

            A lot of our cases are NZers returning from their OE so our 20-29 year olds make up a big cohort. We have just started the rest home problem which will see deaths spike a little.
            We are still basking in the global adulation of Ardern which is priceless in terms of brand NZ as all those woke millennial journalists over excite themselves.

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        • David

           /  11th April 2020

          Brother in law is half way through a huge reno in Sydney and all the guys are on site toiling away. Eateries stay viable with takeaways, shops can still do internet orders and other things, be nice if we had a few small business people with a direct line to Ardern as she has no one in cabinet to help her balance this out a bit.

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    • Pink David

       /  11th April 2020

      “I find it odd that people want to compare their countries to the worst examples of management as in Europe and not the best: Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong.”

      Because it helps them justify in their own minds the actions they are taking and the fact police are now running roadblocks checking for people’s papers.

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    • David

       /  11th April 2020

      My Mother said something similar and she has just booked a Constantinople cruise.

      Reply
  2. President Trump revealing he is not as brilliant as the Covid germ:

    Trump claims COVID-19 is too ‘brilliant’ for antibiotics to work against the virus

    During a press conference at the White House, Trump appeared to believe that the coronavirus is a bacterial pathogen, saying “the germ has gotten so brilliant that the antibiotic can’t keep up with it.” According to guidance from the World Health Organization, antibiotics are ineffective against viruses like COVID-19 and taking them could increase the risk of “antimicrobial resistance.” There is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the coronavirus.

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  11th April 2020

      That is what you get when you elect a “reality” TV star with no previous experience in politics. According to the Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, they need a quartermaster, somebody who can source and distribute supplies. Probably not the Presidents role but he needs to set the ball rolling. WW2 was won because the US had a good quartermaster and they out produced the Germans.

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      • Pink David

         /  11th April 2020

        “According to the Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, they need a quartermaster, somebody who can source and distribute supplies”

        Awesome, a Fat Controller. What could go wong.

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        • Duker

           /  11th April 2020

          US Surgeon general ..tick
          US Quartermaster general …coming up
          The germans almost won WW1 in 1918 with one in effective control

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    • Pink David

       /  11th April 2020

      “President Trump revealing he is not as brilliant as the Covid germ:”

      Anyone who studies these things will have admiration for them. They are a lifeform that is successful, and ‘brilliant’ is a perfect good way to describe it.

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      • Gezza

         /  11th April 2020

        Brilliant in the sense of ability or personal qualities means exceptionally clever or talented.

        Brilliant is a stupid way to describe it. But Trump doesn’t know very many words.

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    • Griff.

       /  11th April 2020

      Yet another example as to how thick the Orange Twit is.
      Advised by the best medical experts and the idiot can not even cope with learning basic facts about the biggest crisis to effect the USA in living memory.
      Antibiotics work on Bactria they do not have any effect on Viruses .

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      • Pink David

         /  11th April 2020

        “Antibiotics work on Bactria they do not have any effect on Viruses .”

        Do antibiotics have any role in treating Covid-19?

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  11th April 2020

          In fact are currently being used in combination with zinc and anti-malerials to treat covid patients.

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          • Duker

             /  11th April 2020

            Thats a fantasy of yours … just like the fantasy just over a week ago about the ‘Israeli vaccine’ that was almost ready to go.

            Anti-virals are likely to the go to treatment just like they are for flu..
            There are four FDA-approved antiviral drugs recommended by CDC to treat flu this season.
            oseltamivir phosphate (available as a generic version or under the trade name Tamiflu®),
            zanamivir (trade name Relenza®)
            peramivir (trade name Rapivab®), and
            baloxavir marboxil (trade name Xofluza®)

            I think they are spreading the net much wider as well….not really any anti bacterial, dont know why that is even mentioned other that as ‘protection for Trumps nonsense.

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  11th April 2020

              I linked the source re antibiotics a couple of days ago. I have never said an Israeli vaccine was almost ready to go. I have linked several stories on groups trying a variety of methods to produce a vaccine but never with any claim for success or imminent availability. Instead I have been pessimistic about trying to wait for a vaccine.

            • The only reliable sourced indications I’ve seen is that it will take a minimum of 12-18 months to develop a safe vaccine, and it’s possible they won’t be able to develop one.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  11th April 2020

        But antibiotics are used in combination with other medication to ward off bacterial infections associated with or triggered by viruses.

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      • Griff.

         /  11th April 2020

        cult
        1.
        a system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object.

        Cult of 45 .

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  11th April 2020

          Seems to perfectly describe climate alarmists.

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          • Griff.

             /  11th April 2020

            ROFL ‘whataboutism the go to when reality bites the cults leadership EH.

            More like your veneration of a creationist nutbar well known to produce garbage science papers who runs a data set that outsiders have had to correct half a dozen times for such basic errors as getting a math sign the wrong way around.
            https://bbickmore.wordpress.com/roy-spencer/
            Dr Roy Spencer PhD “science” adviser to this group of fundie fruit loops .
            #https://cornwallalliance.org/landmark-documents/the-biblical-perspective-of-environmental-stewardship-subduing-and-ruling-the-earth-to-the-glory-of-god-and-the-benefit-of-our-neighbors/

            Back to cult 45 members and their veneration of an incoherent narcissistic mental case .

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        • Pink David

           /  11th April 2020

          “cult”

          Do antibiotics have any role in treating Covid-19?

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      • Pink David

         /  11th April 2020

        Griff, you have made this statement;

        “Advised by the best medical experts and the idiot can not even cope with learning basic facts about the biggest crisis to effect the USA in living memory.”

        Yet are completely avoiding my question; Do antibiotics have any role in treating Covid-19?

        Is this because you do not want to reveal your ignorance?

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        • Griff.

           /  11th April 2020

          No Dave because I can not be bothered replying to a cult 45 member and his subject changing to avoid addressing the idiocy of his cult leader .

          Trump the stable genius has no idea at all about anything .
          This is what the Great Orange Twit said .
          “Antibiotics used to solve every problem and now one of the biggest problems the world has is the germ has gotten to brilliant that the anti-antibiotic can’t keep up with it.”

          You do not treat a common Cold, Herpes, Hepatitis, Rabies, Ebola, Measles or influenza with antibiotics because they are viral infections.

          Tell me Dave would you try to use antibiotics to treat your HSV-2 virus infection?

          Cult members sucked in since forever.

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        • Duker

           /  11th April 2020

          Antibiotic treatments ?
          You and Trump have confused Covid with Chlamydia

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        • Pink David

           /  11th April 2020

          It is very simple. Covid-19 is not what kills you. It’s the pneumonia that occurs as a result of Covid-19. That absolutely is treated with antibiotics.

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          • But when a person with Covid-19 gets pneumonia it is because of Covid-19, so that is the cause. Just like the flu can lead to pneumonia, because it weakens the body’s defences. Many viruses and illnesses can result in pneumonia, but there is a cause.

            It may not just be pneumonia that happens as a result of having Covid-19. Some people especially younger victims, just seem to have increasing difficulty breathing until they just stop breathing. With others with existing heart problems the virus, and pneumonia if it occurs, strains the heart which can then give up.

            They also think Covid-19 affects the body’s immune system and that can cause problems for some people. It could be a genetic weakness.

            But the root cause is Covid-19, that’s what leads to complications. You can label the actual cause of death whatever you like, Covid-19 is what initiated the illness, without catching Covid the victims wouldn’t have been victims.

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            • Duker

               /  11th April 2020

              “Walking pneumonia is usually mild, does not require hospitalization and is treated with antibiotics (if your doctor thinks bacteria is causing your symptoms). Several types of antibiotics are effective. ”

              Then there is the viral pneumonia
              “Your doctor won’t prescribe antibiotics, because they don’t kill viruses. Usually, viral pneumonia just has to run its course. ”

              PD thinks there is just one type of pneumonia
              “Is Covid-19 pneumonia different?
              Jenkins says Covid-19 pneumonia is different from the most common cases that people are admitted to hospitals for.
              “Most types of pneumonia that we know of and that we admit people to hospital for are bacterial and they respond to an antibiotic.
              Wilson says there is evidence that pneumonia caused by Covid-19 may be particularly severe. Wilson says cases of coronavirus pneumonia tend to affect all of the lungs, instead of just small parts.
              https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/07/what-happens-to-lungs-coronavirus-covid-19

    • Gezza

       /  11th April 2020

      I doubt he really believes it’s brilliant – although one couldn’t rule it out.

      The problem of seems to me that Trump has a very limited vocabulary.

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      • Gezza

         /  11th April 2020

        * it seems to me

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  11th April 2020

          Probably so does his target audience as does most media. They used to say newspapers had to limit themselves to a twelve-year-old’s reading capability.

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      • Blazer

         /  11th April 2020

        Trump ..’I have a tremendous vocabulary,people tell me all the time what a really great vocabulary I have…’ 😉

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  11th April 2020

          The academic snobs preening themselves over Trump’s supposed communication inadequacies are not the ones winning Trump’s voters and thereby control of his party. He is.

          So who is stupid?

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          • Gezza

             /  11th April 2020

            Trump voters are

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  11th April 2020

              Some no doubt are. That goes for politics everywhere. But many just feel that elite academic snobs have no interest in their welfare or aspirations.

            • Duker

               /  11th April 2020

              “at elite academic snobs have no interest in their welfare or aspirations.”

              Have you heard how often Trump claims to be the smartest, the cleverest, the brightest guy , “great and unmatched wisdom”, “stable genius” on every thing.
              This sounds like you and malice in defamation, you are in fact provably and totally wrong as your panjandrum Trump has made far more claims of elite academic ability than the nobs who vote for him

            • Gezza

               /  11th April 2020

              But many just feel that elite academic snobs have no interest in their welfare or aspirations.

              News flash for them & you. I don’t Trump’s interested in their welfare or aspirations either. The hayseeds have been feelin’ the pain. And it seems quite a few of them ain’t go no medical cover. He’s interested in getting chumps to vote for him, imo. End of story.

            • Gezza

               /  11th April 2020

              *don’t think

        • Gezza

           /  11th April 2020

          “Tremendous” is one of his Go To superlatives. He uses it a lot. Same with “great”. Next time I’ve got the steel to sit thru another full Trump rally or briefing I must try & remember to note down the superlative words he reuses over & over again. “Beautiful” & “fantastic” I think are both favourites.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  11th April 2020

            He sounds like a happy man, G.

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          • Gezza

             /  11th April 2020

            He mostly uses them when talking about himself I think.

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  11th April 2020

              Even happier.

            • Duker

               /  11th April 2020

              He was only happy talking about [deleted]..theres lots of nicknames for Trump but we arent allowed to use them here… but it can remind us of sunsets

      • Pink David

         /  11th April 2020

        “The problem of seems to me that Trump has a very limited vocabulary.”

        He understands how to communicate to a wide audience. In the military, we had all manuals reviewed for there level of english there is software that does this. The RN had a standard one level higher than the USN. The USN had a lower educational level (only slightly though), and also far more English as a second language personal. It was a lot more diverse in background than the RN too.

        Using simple words, with an uncomplicated structure means a far wider group gets the message more clearly.

        It’s not about sounding ‘clever’.

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        • Griff.

           /  11th April 2020

          Argumentum ad populum. … In argumentation theory, an argumentum ad populum (Latin for “appeal to the people”) is a fallacious argument that concludes that a proposition must be true because many or most people believe it, often concisely encapsulated as: “If many believe so, it is so”.

          He appeals to idiots.
          “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”

          ― George Carlin

          Smile Pink David …..

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          • Pink David

             /  11th April 2020

            The interesting thing is Carlin is a less bitter person than you. The mirror must always be a tough challenge for you.

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