Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) Boris Johnson said on Friday that despite recording another 674 deaths in the last 24 hours, Britain is “past the peak” of its coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus death is now 26,711, the world’s third-most highest behind the United States and Italy, after changing its reporting to include community as well as hospital deaths on Wednesday.
The UK’s number of confirmed cases rose by 6,032 to 171,253 on Thursday.
But Johnson, in a tweet via his Twitter handle, @BorisJohnson, said there were reasons for optimism.
“I can confirm that we are past the peak of this disease.
“We are past the peak and we are on the downward slope.
“And we have so many reasons to be hopeful for the long term.
“But we can only defeat coronavirus by our collective discipline and working together.”
As of May 1, 2020, the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had been confirmed in around 210 countries or territories.
The virus had infected 3,308,874 people worldwide, and the number of deaths had totaled 234,133. The most severely affected countries include the U.S., Italy, and Spain.
More than 1,075,600 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 63,100 have died, according to a New York Times database. More than 1,000 additional deaths have been announced every day since April 2.
In italy, 205,463 cases have been reported, 27,967 deaths and 75,945 people are now recovering, according to worldometer.
In Spain 239,639 cases have been reported as of April 30, 2020. 24,543 people have been killed by the virus. 137,984 people are recovering.
According to updated data obtained from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), as at 11:50pm 30th April, 2020, the country has recorded 1,932 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, 58 deaths, and 319 recoveries.