The world has been a rather gloomy place over the last few weeks. We're all confined to our homes, people are losing their jobs and the news reports are flooded with alarming numbers of increasing coronavirus cases. As of today, 1,529,968 people across the world have tested positive and 89,426 have lost their lives to the deadly virus.
During times like these, it is important to hold on to hope and focus on the bright side in order to keep our mental health in check. If you're too overwhelmed by what's happening right now, let's give you a dose of happy news--over 3,00,000 people across the globe have fully recovered after testing positive for coronavirus according to data from Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Center. And while that doesn't negate the fact that the outbreak is far from over, it certainly gives us hope and makes us feel like there is a light at the end of this tunnel after all!
In fact, experts believe that the actual figures are much higher. This is because these numbers don't take into account the unreported as well as asymptomatic cases. According to John Hopkins' research, most of the recoveries were in China, where the virus had originated in December last year. The country has reported more than 77,000 recoveries so far.
Of the 6,237 patients who tested positive in India, 569 have recovered. In the United States, which is the new epicentre of the virus, the number of recovered patients is over 21,000.
India has been under a nationwide lockdown since March 25 to curb the spread of the virus. And while it was to be lifted on April 14, sources in the government are saying that it is likely to be extended. Meanwhile, in China, the lockdown has been lifted in the country and people have been coming out in thousands, giving the rest of the world a ray of hope.
So stay indoors and stay positive during these trying times--for this too shall pass.