03/02/2020, 10.06
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Coronavirus: 3 thousand dead worldwide; 2915 in China

by Wang Zhicheng

In the rest of the world there is an increase in infections and deaths; in China the number of deaths per day is decreasing. Yesterday there were 42 deaths, all in Hubei. In the rest of the world, the confirmed cases are 8848 and the deaths are 129, distributed in 63 countries.

Beijing (AsiaNews) - The number of deaths due to the new coronavirus epidemic has now passed the threshold of 3,000 deaths worldwide. Of these, 2915 are in China; 2803 only in Hubei, the epicenter of the infection.

But while there is an increase in infections and deaths in the rest of the world, in China the number of deaths per day is decreasing and for a week there have been less than 100 deaths a day.

Yesterday, Chinese health authorities registered 202 new cases of infection, the lowest since January, when the alarm was raised. Most of the new cases have been registered in Hubei. Yesterday there were also 42 deaths, all of which occurred in Hubei. The total number of infected in China has risen to 80174. Over half, 44518, have recovered.

In the rest of the world, the confirmed cases are 8848 and the deaths are 129, spread across 63 countries. Among the hardest hit are Iran (54 dead), Italy (34); South Korea (22); Japan (12).

The United States confirmed today that it registered a second victim. A death occurred in Australia over the weekend. Yesterday, the Czech Republic and the Dominican Republic recorded the first cases of coronavirus.

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