World-wide Corona-virus Cases Reached to 166 Countries, Surpasses 240,000 Cases, Deaths 8,700 Reported

 Friday 20 March 2020 (Misc. Media Reports)

Global restrictions are dramatically ramping up amid the growing corona-virus outbreak. WHO has confirmed Infection reaches to at least 166 countries and territories.

Data shows the disease is Mild in 80% of the patients, Severe in 13 % and Critical in 6%. In critical case, COVIDF-19 can cause severe pneumonia or a multiple-organ failure and can cause death.

More than 240,000 corona-virus cases have been confirmed across the globe. WHO noted that it took more than three months to reach 100,000 cases worldwide, but only 12 days to log the next 100,000. 8,700 have died, 86,000 have recovered from COVID-19  according to data from Johns Hopkins University in the US.

U.S. cases doubled in just two days surged past 13,000, while the number of deaths hit 200, forcing the state of California to order a state-wide lock down.

while cases in Germany, Iran and Spain rose to more than 15,000 each.

China

China on Thursday said that there had been no cases of domestic coronavirus infections in the country the previous day, for the first time since the outbreak began. All 34 infections diagnosed on Wednesday were in people arriving into China from abroad, the National Health Commission said.

China has 82,007 cases ‘ 3.248 deaths so far,    Eight deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

France:  10,995 cases, 372 deaths;   Turkey: 359 cases, 4 deaths;   Germany: 15,320 cases, 44  deaths;  India: 197 cases, 4 deaths;    Iran: 19,644 cases, 1,433 deaths ;  Italy: 41,035, 3405 deaths (Thursday), Highest Worldwide;  Japan: 1,668 cases, 40 deaths, A total of 697 people on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama had tested positive for the virus. Seven people who were on the ship have died.  Japan does not include the people on board as part of its national tally, in accordance with the WHO guidance. The national tally is 787 as of March 13, including 14 evacuees from China and 22 deaths;

Nepal: 1 case;

Pakistan: 464 cases 3 deaths;

Qatar: 460 cases;                                           ‘

South Korea: 8,652 cases, 94 death. South Korean quarantine authorities have opened English and Chinese-language websites that provide information about the country’s efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, officials said on Friday;

Spain: 19,980 cases, 1,002 deaths

Switzerland: 4,222 cases, 43 deaths

Philippines: 230 cases, 18 deaths

Saudi Arabia: 274 cases

Turkey: 359 cases, 4 deaths

UK: 3,269 cases, 144 deaths (  The British overseas territory of Gibraltar:  1 case; Guernsey:  1 case; Jersey: 2 cases; and  The Cayman Islands:  1 case and 1 death; USA: 13,880 cases, 200 deaths (US Territory of Puerto Rico:  3 cases); UAE: 140 cases

Here are the countries that have so far confirmed corona-virus cases (courtesy – AlJazeera News):

Afghanistan: 22 cases; Albania 55,  2 death; Algeria: 90 cases, 9 deaths: Andorra: 39 cases;  Antigua and Barbuda: 2 cases;  Argentina 128, 3 deaths;                    Armenia: 122 cases; Australia: 756, 7 deaths; Austria: 2,013, 6 death;  Azerbaijan: 34, 1 death; Bahrain: 278, 1 death; Bangladesh: 18, 1 death;  Belarus: 36 cases;    Belgium: 1,795, 21 deaths; Bhutan: 1 case;  Bolivia: 12 cases;  Bosnia & Herzegovina: 39 cases;  Brazil: 640,  7 deaths;  Brunei: 56 cases; Bulgaria: 107, 3 deaths;  Burkina Faso: 27, 1 death; Cambodia: 47; Cameroon: 10 cases; Canada: 873 cases,  9 deaths;  Cape Verde:  1 case;  Cayman Islands: 3, 1 death; Central Africa: 1 case; Chad: 1 case; and Chile: 342 cases.

The region of Macau had confirmed 10 cases before they all recovered, while Hong Kong reported 256 confirmed cases, including four deaths, (China’s National Health Commission).

Colombia: 108 cases; Congo Republic: 3 cases; Costa Rica: 87 cases, 1 death;  Croatia: 110 deaths, 1 death; Cuba: 11 cases, 1 death; Cyprus: 49  cases;                        Czech Republic: 694 cases; Djibouti: 1 case; Denmark: 1,151, 6  death; Dominican Republic: 21 cases, 2 death; Ecuador: 260, 3 deaths;  Egypt: 256, 7 deaths;        Equatorial Guinea: 1 case;  Estonia: 267 cases;  Eswatini: 1 case; Ethiopia: 1 case;  Faroe Islands: 47 cases;   Finland:  322 cases;  French Guiana: 11 cases;             Gabon: 1 case; Gambia: 1 case; Georgia: 34 cases; Ghana: 11 cases;  Greece: 464, 6 deaths; Guatemala: 9 cases, 1 death; Guinea: 1 case; Guyana: 11, 1 death;  Honduras: 3 cases; Hungary: 50 cases, 1 death; Iceland:  330 cases; Indonesia: 309 cases, 25 deaths; Iraq: 192, 13 deaths; Ireland: 557, 3 deaths; Israel: 677 cases; Ivory Coast: 3 cases;  Jamaica: 15, 1 death; Jordan: 69 cases; Kazakhstan: 33  cases; Kenya: 7 cases; Kosovo: 20 cases; Kuwait: 148 cases; Latvia: 86 cases;  Lebanon: 157 cases,  4 deaths; Liberia: 1 case; Liechtenstein: 19 cases; Lithuania: 26 cases; Luxembourg: 335, 4 death; Malaysia: 1,030, 2 deaths; Maldives: 13 cases; Malta: 39 cases; Mauritania: 1 case;   Mexico: 164, 1 death; Moldova: 30, 1 death;  Monaco: 2 case, Mongolia: 1 case;  Montenegro: 8 cases;                       ‘  Morocco: 63, 2 deaths;  Namibia: 2 cases; Netherlands: 2,468, 76 deaths; New Zealand: 20 cases;  Niger: 1 case; Nigeria: 2 cases; North Macedonia: 43 cases;   Norway: 1,790, 7 death; Oman: 48 cases; Palestine: 44 cases; Panama: 137 cases, 1 death; Paraguay: 7 cases; Peru: 234, 1 death; Poland: 355, 5 deaths; Portugal: 786, 4 death; Romania: 277 cases; Russia:  199 cases, 1 death;  Rwanda: 11 cases;  Saint Lucia: 2 case; Saint Vincent/Grenadines: 1  case; San Marino:  144 cases, 14 deaths;  Senegal: 37 cases; Serbia: 103 cases;  Seychelles: 2 cases;  Singapore: 385 cases; Slovakia: 124 cases; Slovenia: 319 cases, 1 death; Somalia: 1 case;  South Africa: 202 cases; Sri Lanka: 59 cases; Sudan: 2, 1 death; Suriname:  1 case; Sweden:  1,439, 11 deaths; Taiwan: 135, 2 deaths ; Tanzania: 1 case; Thailand: 272, 1 death; Togo: 1 case; Trinidad and Tobago: 2  cases; Tunisia: 39, 1 death; and Ukraine: 14, 2 deaths.

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