Global death toll from coronavirus rises to 2,800

International Desk
27 February 2020, Thu
Published: 09:27 Updated: 10:12

Global death toll from coronavirus rises to 2,800

Around 42 countries have now been affected and the global death toll now stands at about 2,800 with more than 82,000 infected.

China on Wednesday announced its fewest daily deaths in almost a month, while for the first time more people were reported to have come down with the virus outside China than inside.

A worker in protective gear stacks plastic buckets containing medical waste from coronavirus patients at a medical center in Daegu, South Korea, Monday, February 24.

A worker in protective gear stacks plastic buckets containing medical waste from coronavirus patients at a medical center in Daegu, South Korea, Monday, February 24. Lee Moo-ryul/Newsis via AP

China reported another 433 cases and 29 deaths today -- bringing the national total to 78,497 cases and 2,744 deaths.

Here's the breakdown:

Cases:

In China: 78,497
Outside China: 3,225
Global total: 81,722
Deaths

In China: 2,744
Outside China: 57
Global total: 2,800
Of the 29 new deaths reported in China, 26 were in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. And of the 433 new cases, 409 were in Hubei.

China's National Health Commission said a total of 32,495 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Deaths outside mainland China:

Iran: 19
South Korea and Italy: 12 each
Japan: 7
Hong Kong and France: 2 each
The Philippines and Taiwan: 1 each

Source: CNN

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