Virus advances around the world as medical supplies dwindle

Virus Outbreak Cuba Daily Life
Posted at 9:50 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 09:51:08-04

The virus pandemic continues to escalate after the U.S. and Europe reported soaring new cases, prompting a scramble in some regions to set up additional hospital beds and replenish much-needed medical supplies.

Italy announced its biggest day-to-day increase of infections, which rose by 6,600 with nearly 800 new fatalities from the virus that causes COVID-19.

The country's total death toll of more than 4,825 has surpassed the number of deaths in China, where the first cases emerged late last year.

In the U.S., where multiple states have ordered residents to stay indoors, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the government is “literally scouring the globe looking for medical supplies.”