World Health Organization (WHO).


The pneumonia outbreak was first reported in the city of Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, in December 2019. Experts have attributed the outbreak to a novel coronavirus that has since spread across China and abroad.

Here is what we know so far:

The latest in China: 79,968 confirmed cases; 2,873 dead (including 2 in Hong Kong and 1 in Taiwan); 41,675 recovered

Outside of China: Over 6,000 confirmed cases, 94 deaths

Countries on alert:

South Korea has confirmed 3,150 novel coronavirus cases, 17 deaths have been reported.

Iran has reported 43 deaths, with its former ambassador to the Vatican among the fatalities. Iran’s Vice President for women and family affairs has also tested positive for the virus.

Italy has 1,128 confirmed cases, including 29 fatalities, the most in Europe.

The U.S. has confirmed 63 coronavirus cases, with a fourth infection of unknown region reported. The Dow and the S&P 500 suffered their biggest weekly losses since the 2008 financial crisis.

The WHO said the global coronavirus risk is now “very high.”

The number of new COVID-19 cases being officially reported outside China has surpassed the number reported in China for four consecutive days, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

As many as 1,318 new cases were reported outside China in one day, while the Chinese authorities reported 435 cases, according to a report issued by the WHO on Saturday.

As of 0900 GMT on Saturday, a total of 85,403 cases had been reported globally, with 6,009 outside China, said the WHO.

As of midnight Saturday, the total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland stands at 79,824 and the cumulative death toll is 2,870, according to China’s National Health Commission.

On the same day, Chinese health authorities said 2,623 more patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 41,625.

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