There have been 14,770 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 outside China, with over 267 deaths, statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) showed Friday.
Travelers wear protective mask as they walk through Terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, US, March 1, 2020. (Photo: AP)
In the past 24 hours, 2098 newly confirmed cases outside China have been reported and five new countries/territories/areas (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gibraltar, Hungary, Slovenia, and occupied Palestinian territory) have reported cases of COVID-19, according to WHO statistics.
Data sources: WHO, Xinhua, AFP, CGTN, the Iranian Ministry of Health, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor, the French Ministry of Health and the Consulate General of China in Barcelona
South Korea confirmed 518 more cases of COVID-19 on Friday (as of 2pm BJT), raising the total number of infections to 6,284, according to the Yonhap News Agency.
Italy reported a total of 107 deaths of COVID-19 and the total number of infections reached 3858 on Friday (as of 2pm BJT).
The novel coronavirus has now claimed 107 lives out of more than 3,513 cases in Iran on Friday (as of 2pm BJT).
France reported a total of 7 deaths of COVID-19 and the total number of infections reached 423 on Friday (as of 2pm BJT).
The US' death toll from the COVID-19 rose to 12 on Friday (as of 2pm BJT). Nationwide, there are 163 confirmed cases.