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Hong Kong (CNN)For the first time for the reason that novel coronavirus was first identified final yr, there at the moment are extra reported cases outdoors of mainland China than inside, marking a new milestone within the evolution of the worldwide pandemic.
On Monday, China’s Nationwide Well being Fee reported 16 new confirmed instances and 14 deaths, as of finish of Sunday, bringing the full variety of instances within the nation to 80,860, of which greater than 67, 00 sufferers have recovered.
Whereas China, the early epicenter of the outbreak, has nonetheless had extra complete confirmed cases than some other nation, an infection charges in a number of different countries have surged in current days. Italy, Europe’s hardest hit nation, now has greater than 24,000 instances, Iran has virtually 14,000, Spain has a minimum of 7,000 and the USA has now reported greater than 3,400 instances.
The combined global caseload stands at 169,446 as of Monday morning, with the demise toll passing 6,500, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking cases reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and extra sources.
The continued acceleration of cases comes as countries around the globe rush to implement emergency measures in an effort to include the virus and implement social distancing, including nationwide lockdowns, imposing border and travel restrictions, college closures and ordering eating places, cafes and bars to shut or reduce services.
On Friday, the WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated Europe had grow to be the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. “Extra cases are now being reported each day than have been reported in China on the height of its epidemic,” he stated.
Italy on Sunday announced 368 new fatalities in simply 24 hours, bringing the full demise toll in the nation to 1,809, according to the nation‘s Civil Protection Department.