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Coronavirus toll by Friday


28 February 2020  

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PARIS: The number of new coronavirus cases in the world rose to 83,853, including 2,873 deaths, across 56 countries and territories by 1300 GMT on Friday, according to a report gathered from official sources.

Since 1700 GMT Thursday, 1,293 new contaminations were identified.

China — excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macau — where the epidemic emerged at the end of December, had 78,824 cases, of which 2,788 were fatal. There were 327 new infections and 41 deaths between 1700 GMT Thursday and 1300 GMT Friday.

A further 5,029 cases had been recorded around the world, including 85 deaths and 966 new cases.

The most affected countries after China are: South Korea (2,337 cases, 13 deaths, 571 new cases), Italy (650 cases, 17 deaths, 122 new cases), Iran (388 cases, 34 deaths, 143 new cases) and Japan (210 cases, 8 deaths, 23 new cases).

Japan has also recorded more than 700 cases on the cruise ship Diamond Princess moored off Yokohama.

(With inputs from agencies)

Publish Date : 28 February 2020 20:23 PM

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