Coronavirus Deaths Pass 50K As Italy’s “Curve” Continues To Flatten: Live Updates

Thursday, April 2, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Thu, 04/02/2020

Summary:

Spain deaths pass 10k
Global cases near 1 million mark
Infection in New Delhi slum sparks fears of mass breakout
PM Abe mocked for handing out ‘two masks’ to every Japanese household
British health official says “everybody is frustrated” about test shortage
Half the world on lockdown, AFP reports
World hits 50k COVID-19 deaths
Italy cases, deaths continue to level off
UN climate summit canceled
Singapore reports 49 new cases
London’s Francis Crick institute develops rapid test
NY nears 100k cases, reports ~400 more deaths
Pence says US facing similar trajectory to Italy
Tokyo reports record 97 cases in a day
UN projects global economy will contract 1% in 2020
Putin extends Russian shutdown
Philippines’ ambassador to Lebanon dies of COVID-19
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Update (1254ET): Italy received more encouraging news on Thursday when the country’s Civil Protection Agency revealed that new cases and deaths continued to level off. For Wednesday, Italy reported 4,668 new cases of COVID-19, and 760 new deaths. This brought Italy to a total of 115,242 cases and 13,915 deaths.

The deaths brought the global total over the top to 50k. And although deaths and cases continued to “flatten”, Italy’s mortality rate remained disturbingly high, at 12.1%.

The outbreak has forced the Italian medical community to innovate to try and protect health-care workers.

And another indicator: The canals of Venice remain clear.

Before we go, a quick recap:

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