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Thursday , August 13 2020

2,445 people dead in China – 78,000 people globally infected

KUWAIT, Feb 23 (KUNA) — Chinese authorities announced 97 new coronavirus deaths and 648 confirmed infections around the country on Sunday.
The country’s National Health Committee said the death toll came up to 2,445 people until the past 24 hours, while confirmed infection cases went up to 7,8000.
New suspected cases reached 882, patients with critical conditions dropped to 10,968 and 22,936 patients were cured and discharged from hospitals since the outbreak of the virus, it added.
Meanwhile, it noted that 69 confirmed cases were recorded in Hong Kong until Saturday night, among them were two deaths. Also in Macau, 10 cases were recorded and 26 in Taiwan, including one death.
It said that 11 patients were cured and discharged in Hong Kong, six in Macau and two in Taiwan.
The Committee affirmed that the daily number of cured patients exceeded that of new confirmed infections for the fifth consecutive day, as the number of cured patients reached 2,230 compared to 648 infections in the past 24 hours

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 78,000 people globally. The World Health Organization 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 as of Sunday in Beijing:
– Mainland China: 2,442 deaths among 76,936 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
– Hong Kong: 74 cases, 2 deaths
– Macao: 10 cases
– Japan: 838 cases, including 691 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 4 deaths
– South Korea: 556 cases, 5 deaths
– Italy: 132 cases, 2 deaths
– Singapore: 89 cases
– Iran: 43 cases, 8 deaths
– United States: 35 cases; separately, 1 U.S. citizen died in China
– Thailand: 35 cases
– Taiwan: 28 cases, 1 death
– Australia: 23 cases
– Malaysia: 22
– Vietnam: 16 cases
– Germany: 16
– France: 12 cases, 1 death
– United Arab Emirates: 11 cases
– United Kingdom: 9
– Canada: 9
– Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death
– India: 3 cases
– Russia: 2
– Spain: 2
– Lebanon: 1
– Israel: 1
– Belgium: 1
– Nepal: 1
– Sri Lanka: 1
– Sweden: 1
– Cambodia: 1
– Finland: 1
– Egypt: 1

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