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.

But things aren't back to normal and we definitely need to keep social distancing - otherwise, figures are going to get much worse.

Unfortunately, there was a huge memorial day party at Lake of the Ozarks recently and people definitely weren't social distancing. Now it's been confirmed that one person in attendance had COVID-19.

Keep scrolling to learn more.

As you will all be well aware by now, the world is currently under siege by a devastating and deadly virus.

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Since 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.

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At the time of writing, there are 5,428,106 confirmed cases.

And of that, there have been 345,000 deaths.

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A horrifying number.

It's been a truly dire couple of months.

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In 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...

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With strict social-distancing rules preventing them from having any physical contact with friends and loved ones.

It's an undeniably difficult time...

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And 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.

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From people who have managed to recover from the virus...

One ninety-three-year-old patient defied all odds by beating the virus.

He was seen slowly leaving the hospital, and shaking the hands of each medical worker who had fought hard to save his life.

Firefighters surprised their colleague who had recently recovered from the virus.

A firefighter had the best surprise when he was finally able to be discharged from the hospital - his full squad were stood outside waiting.

One new mom was diagnosed with the virus shortly after giving birth...

And, thankfully, she has since been given the all-clear, and can now return home to her child.

All of these stories bring back a little bit of positivity.

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That is much needed at the minute.

Because, after months and months of bad news...

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I think it's about time we had a little bit of good news, don't you?

Well, here's a little bit more.

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According to figures from Johns Hopkins University more than a million people worldwide, have now recovered.

Which is incredible news!

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And probably the pick-me-up we all needed to hear.

It is a huge step in the right direction.

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Because, the more recoveries we have, the quicker we can return to normal life.

Johns Hopkins University has been tracking the pandemic since the beginning.

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And according to their data, the milestone was reached last night on April 29th.

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.

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However, 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.

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As 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.

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Our work of staying at home may finally be starting to pay off.


Things certainly aren't back to normal just yet - and we need to make sure we keep following the restrictions and guidelines in place.

Otherwise things could get much worse.

Which is something we definitely don't need!

But in Missouri, people have already been partying.

And shocking footage for the Park of the Ozarks shows countless people partying for Memorial Day - and they certainly aren't socially distancing.

A journalist shared footage.

Journalist Scott Pasmore shared the shocking footage of the water park, which was re-opened with social distancing measures in place, but people really weren't paying attention!

One person can infect dozens.

While things definitely seem to be getting better, we need to remember how easily COVID-19 can spread. Go out. Have fun. But keep your distances for goodness sake!

And now?

Well one person who attended the huge pool party has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The health department confirmed the news.

Writing online, The Camden County Health Department posted online confirming the news, and claimed that the 'case' had been at the pool party at bar Backwater Jacks, as well as a number of other bars and public places.

The post read:

Camden County Health Department has been notified of a Boone County resident who has tested positive for Covid-19 after being in the Lake area on May 23 & 24. The case arrived here on Saturday and developed illness on Sunday, so was likely incubating illness and possibly infectious at the time of the visit.

The post continued:

Due to the need to inform mass numbers of unknown people, we are publicly releasing the following timeline, which was provided by the case. Investigation is in progress by Boone County Health Department, with Lake Area Health Departments assisting with local contacts.
There have been no cases reported in Camden County residents this week.

Stay at home.

How many people will have been infected just from that pool party alone now? How many will die as a direct result of attending. Is it really that hard to stay at home?