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Coronavirus infects 86,000 globally, over 2,900 deaths

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By PTI Updated: Mar 01, 2020 10:44 pm
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Medical personnel attend to a patient in critical condition at a hospital designated for coronavirus patients in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province on Sunday.

Beijing, March 1 (PTI): A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 86,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has increased to 2,870, health authorities said on Sunday, while the number of confirmed cases has increased to 79,824.

Chinese health authorities said they have received reports of 573 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 35 more deaths on the Chinese mainland on Saturday.

Among the deaths, 34 were in Hubei Province and one in Henan Province, according to the National Health Commission.

Meanwhile, 132 new suspected cases were reported, said the commission.

Also on Saturday, 2,623 people were discharged from hospital after recovery, while the number of severe cases decreased by 299 to 7,365.

The overall confirmed cases on the mainland reached 79,824 by Saturday midnight, including 35,329 patients who were still being treated, 41,625 patients who had been discharged after recovery, and 2,870 people who had died of the disease.

The commission added that 851 people were still suspected of being infected with the virus.

The commission said 51,856 close contacts were still under medical observation. On Saturday, 8,620 people were discharged from medical observation.

The latest figures, based on WHO and national counts, Hong Kong- 94 cases, 2 deaths; Macao- 10 cases; South Korea- 3,526 cases, 17 deaths; Italy- 1,128 cases, 29 deaths; Japan- 947 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 12 deaths; Iran- 593 cases, 43 deaths; Singapore- 102; France- 100 cases, 2 deaths; Germany- 66; United States- 62 cases, 1 death; Spain- 46; Kuwait- 45; Thailand- 42 cases, 1 death; Taiwan- 39 cases, 1 death; Bahrain- 38; Malaysia- 24; Australia- 23; United Kingdom- 23 cases, 1 death; Canada- 20; United Arab Emirates- 19; Vietnam- 16; Norway- 15; Iraq- 13; Sweden- 13; Switzerland- 10; Lebanon- 7; Netherlands- 7; Croatia- 6; Oman- 6; Austria- 5; Israel- 5; Russia- 5; Greece- 4; Mexico- 4; Pakistan- 4; Finland- 3; India- 3; Philippines- 3 cases, 1 death; Romania- 3; Brazil- 2; Denmark- 2; Georgia- 2; Algeria- 1; Afghanistan- 1; Azerbaijan- 1; Belarus- 1; Belgium- 1; Cambodia- 1; Ecuador- 1; Egypt- 1; Estonia- 1; Iceland- 1; Ireland- 1; Lithuania- 1; Monaco- 1; Nepal- 1; New Zealand- 1; Nigeria- 1; North Macedonia- 1; Qatar- 1; San Marino- 1; Sri Lanka- 1.

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By PTI Updated: Mar 01, 2020 10:44:59 pm