Coronavirus death toll surpasses 2,800
Published : 28 Feb 2020, 14:13
The coronavirus death toll has surpassed 2,800, with more than 83,000 infected.
The death toll of the coronavirus outbreak has reached 2,858, with more than 83,000 people infected.
China has seen a drop-off in its rate of new cases, but the virus seems to be gaining momentum in other parts of the globe, reports Business Insider.
As of Thursday, the coronavirus — which causes a disease known as COVID-19 — has spread to every province and region in China as well at least 51 other countries.
At least 64 people have died outside of mainland China.
The zoonotic virus may have jumped from animals to people at a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Researchers think the virus originated in bats, and one study suggests the disease may have spread from endangered pangolins to people.
The US has reported 60 cases, including 42 passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined in Japan.
The World Health Organization considers the outbreak an international public-health emergency, and warned that the window of opportunity to contain it could be narrowing.
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