Covid-19: More than 89,000 infected, over 3,000 dead


Office workers wearing protective masks carry take-out lunch orders while walking towards the Central Government Offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, on Monday (March 2). The global death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has gone past 3,000 as stated on Monday. - Bloomberg

A new virus first detected in China has infected more than 89,000 people globally and caused over 3,000 deaths. The World Health Organisation has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority:

- Mainland China: 2,912 deaths among 80,026 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei

- Hong Kong: 98 cases, 2 deaths

- Macao: 10 cases

- South Korea: 4,335 cases, 26 deaths

- Italy: 1,694 cases, 34 deaths

- Iran: 1,501 cases, 66 deaths

- Japan: 961 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 12 deaths

- France: 130 cases, including one on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, 2 deaths

- Germany: 130 cases

- Singapore: 106

- United States: 80 cases, 2 deaths

- Spain: 71

- Kuwait: 56

- Bahrain: 47

- Thailand: 43 cases, 1 death

- Taiwan: 41 cases, 1 death

- United Kingdom: 35 cases, 1 death

- Malaysia: 29

- Australia: 24 cases, 1 death

- Canada: 24

- Switzerland: 24

- Iraq: 21

- United Arab Emirates: 21

- Norway: 19

- Vietnam: 16

- Sweden: 14

- Austria: 14

- Israel: 10

- Lebanon: 10

- Netherlands: 10

- Belgium: 8

- Croatia: 8

- Greece: 7

- Finland: 6

- Oman: 6

- India: 5

- Russia: 5

- Denmark: 4

- Mexico: 4

- Pakistan: 4

- Algeria: 3

- Czech Republic 3

- Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death

- Qatar: 3

- Romania: 3

- Belarus: 2

- Brazil: 2

- Egypt: 2

- Georgia: 2

- Indonesia: 2

- Afghanistan: 1

- Andorra: 1

- Armenia 1

- Azerbaijan: 1

- Cambodia: 1

- Dominican Republic 1

- Ecuador: 1

- Estonia: 1

- Iceland: 1

- Ireland: 1

- Lithuania: 1

- Monaco: 1

- Nepal: 1

- New Zealand: 1

- Nigeria: 1

- North Macedonia: 1

- Portugal: 1

- San Marino: 1

- Sri Lanka: 1

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