Several countries have reported a spike in COVID-19 cases in last few days. South Korea reported record more than 6,21,000 infections on Thursday. Italy reported 79,895 coronavirus cases on Thursday. In UK, the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital increased from 8,210 on March 3 to 11,346 on March 17. Germany reported 294,931 new cases in the past 24 hours.