COVID-19 CASES SURPASS 110,000 WORLDWIDE

SHARIFAH ARFAH BINTI MESTADDIN

ANKARA, March 9 (Bernama) -- The novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, infected more than 110,000 people across the world, Anadolu agency reported based on a data-collecting website “Worldometer”.

The death toll has risen to 3,831 across the world, including 3,120 in China, where the virus outbreak first emerged from the city of Wuhan in last December.

Outside of China, the virus has killed many others, including 366 in Italy, 194 in Iran, 53 in South Korea and 22 in the US.

Besides, more than 62,000 people have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus.

According to the website, the coronavirus has spread to more than 100 countries and territories, including 7,382 in South Korea, 7,375 in Italy, 6,566 in Iran, 502 in Japan, 1,209 in France, 554 in the US and 278 in the UK.

As part of efforts to contain the outbreak, governments have closed borders and suspended land and air travel with the worst-hit countries including China, Italy and Iran.

After declaring the outbreak an international health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Feb 28 updated the global risk level to "very high".

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