Amongst the bad, there has been some good news we've been waiting for months to hear - figures now show that over a million people have recovered from the deadly virus sweeping the globe.
Keep reading to find out more about these figures...
As you will all be well aware by now, the world is currently under siege by a devastating and deadly virus.
via: GettySince December 2019, global headlines have been adorned by continuously terrifying news about the spread of the notorious virus.
And, at first glance, the statistics are terrifying.
via: GettyAt the time of writing, there are 3,328,106 confirmed cases.
And of that, there have been 234,718 deaths.
via: ShutterstockA horrifying number.
It's been a truly dire couple of months.
via: GettyIn a bid to combat the spread of the virus, various world leaders have imposed lockdowns upon their countries.
Millions are now quarantined to their homes...
via: GettyWith strict social-distancing rules preventing them from having any physical contact with friends and loved ones.
It's an undeniably difficult time...
via: GettyAnd the only thing getting many people through these dark times is the idea that, by remaining self-isolated, they are helping to slowly rid the world of the devastating pandemic.
But thankfully we have begun seeing many amazing stories being shared.
via: GettyFrom people who have managed to recover from the virus...
One ninety-three-year-old patient defied all odds by beating the virus.
RECOVERY COMPLETE: Celebratory scenes as 93-year-old patient is discharged from hospital after beating coronavirus.… https://t.co/sujdqQLjfv— ABC News (@ABC News)1585945507.0
Firefighters surprised their colleague who had recently recovered from the virus.
A @MiamiDadeFire firefighter recovering from the coronavirus in the hospital was surprised by his colleagues who ca… https://t.co/YDmQXbOsZW— WSVN 7 News (@WSVN 7 News)1585947000.0
One new mom was diagnosed with the virus shortly after giving birth...
CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY: Capital Regional Medical Center says a woman who recently gave birth and tested positive for… https://t.co/BNv34BtFun— WCTV Eyewitness News (@WCTV Eyewitness News)1586444552.0
All of these stories bring back a little bit of positivity.
via: GettyThat is much needed at the minute.
Because, after months and months of bad news...
via: GettyI think it's about time we had a little bit of good news, don't you?
Well, here's a little bit more.
via: GettyAccording to figures from Johns Hopkins University more than a million people worldwide, have now recovered.
Which is incredible news!
via: GettyAnd probably the pick-me-up we all needed to hear.
It is a huge step in the right direction.
via: GettyBecause, the more recoveries we have, the quicker we can return to normal life.
Johns Hopkins University has been tracking the pandemic since the beginning.
via: ShutterstockAnd according to their data, the milestone was reached last night on April 29th.
There have been around 3 million cases and 230,000 deaths.
via: ShutterstockMeaning that the recoveries are around four times more than deaths.
Statistics show the US has seen more than 153,000 people recover. Whilst Germany has seen the second-largest amount of recoveries of 123,500 and then Spain with 112,050.
via: ShutterstockHowever, despite this tracking, this number could still be incorrect.
As the size of the pandemic is still a slight mystery, the true number of recovered patients could potentially be millions more.
via: ShutterstockAs for countries around the world including the likes of the UK, there is an issue with the lack of testing.
Despite this though the figures finally show a much needed positive.
via: ShutterstockOur work of staying at home may finally be starting to pay off.