Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll surpasses total from SARS outbreak as 89 fresh deaths recorded


Another 89 people died in China’s Hubei province on Saturday, bringing the total death toll around the world to at least 813.

The number of confirmed cases has risen to at least 27,100 in Hubei province alone, with the global number of infected now at more than 37,000 — the vast majority in mainland China.

The number of people killed by the novel coronavirus globally has now overtaken the total death toll for the SARS outbreak in 2003, which killed a total of 774 people across the world.

The World Health Organization has announced it will be sending a team to China to investigate the outbreak of the deadly virus, with the team leader leaving for the country on Monday or Tuesday.

A total of 16 people have tested positive for Wuhan coronavirus in Malaysia, according to a report from state news agency Bernama today.

Out of those, 12 of the 16 cases are Chinese nationals, while the four others are Malaysians.
On Friday, Malaysia announced it would extend its temporary travel ban from only Hubei — the epicenter of the outbreak — to all provinces in China under lockdown due to the virus, according to state media.

The government also said it would make arrangements to repatriate 212 Malaysian embassy and consulate staff in China, and 34 citizens currently in Wuhan.

The new coronavirus has now spread to more than 25 countries and territories outside of mainland China, with over 350 people infected as of today.

In response, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.

With Malaysia, South Korea and Singapore all announcing new cases today, here is where the numbers currently stand:

(at least 15 cases) Australia
(at least 1 case) Belgium
(at least 1 case) Cambodia
(at least 7 cases) Canada
(at least 1 case) Finland
(at least 11 cases) France
(at least 13 cases) Germany
(at least 26 cases, 1 death) Hong Kong
(at least 3 cases) India
(at least 3 cases) Italy
(at least 90 cases, including 64 in cruise ship quarantine) Japan
(at least 10 cases) Macao
(at least 16 cases) Malaysia
(at least 1 case) Nepal
(at least 3 cases, 1 death) Philippines
(at least 2 cases) Russia
(at least 40 cases) Singapore
(at least 25 cases) South Korea
(at least 1 case) Spain
(at least 1 case) Sri Lanka
(at least 1 case) Sweden
(at least 17 cases) Taiwan
(at least 32 cases) Thailand
(at least 7 cases) United Arab Emirates
(at least 3 cases) United Kingdom
(at least 12 cases) United States
(at least 13 cases) Vietnam

Source: CNN


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