WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated March 17)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated March 17)

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10:11, March 17, 2020


A staff member hands out disposable gloves to customers at a supermarket in Rome, Italy, March 14, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

National authorities around the world reported 13,903 new coronavirus cases and 862 new deaths on Monday, according to statistics in the daily situation report by the The World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO said the global number of reported cases of COVID-19 rose to 167,511 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning, with 86,434 outside China.


Current status (data as of 10 am BJT, March 17):

Death toll in Italy from the COVID-19 rises to 2,158 with total number of cases rising to 27,980 as of 10 am BJT on Tuesday.

A total of 14,991 people have been infected with novel coronavirus, of whom 853 have died, said Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education on Monday.  

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Spain has risen to 9,191 by 2:30 pm (1330 GMT) on Monday, while death toll climbed to 309, the health ministry confirmed.

South Korea reported 84 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the country's total infections to 8,320, with the number of deaths at 81.

The number of virus cases in Germany rose to 7272 on Monday, a leap of 1,459 in 24 hours.

France's national health agency announced 21 more coronavirus deaths and 1,210 new cases of infection in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total infections to 6,633, with the number of deaths at 148.

The US reported 4,629 cases of coronavirus infections and 90 deaths as of Monday.

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