March 4, 2020 | 2:51pm | Updated March 4, 2020 | 3:39pm
The coronavirus death toll is climbing worldwide — but so is its recovery rate.
Of the more than 94,000 total cases reported as of Wednesday afternoon, more than 51,000 people have recovered, the vast majority of whom are in China, where the virus originated, according to the university.
In total, its tracker showed the deadly virus, also known as COVID-19, has been reported in 73 countries, including the US.
In Iran, where 2,922 cases have emerged, 552 people have recovered. The recovery rate in the US, where there have been 126 cases, was not immediately clear.
People who don’t suffer from underlying conditions and are not elderly are generally expected to recover, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Saturday.
“However, every once in a while you’re going to see a 25-year-old person, who looks otherwise well, that’s going to get seriously ill. But the vast majority of people who get into trouble do have these underlying conditions,” Fauci said.