Global Health Crisis: Live Updates on Corona Virus

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According to the World Health Organization, Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV)

Coronaviruses can be transmitted between animals and people. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause severe acute respiratory syndrome, pnuemonia, kidney failure and death.

The current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.

On 30 January 2020 the outbreak was declared an international Public Health Emergency and has continued to grow affecting 88 countries and territories to date. 

Here are some of the latest updates as of March 1, 2020

 


 

[alert type=red ]March 5, 2020 21:29 GMT[/alert]

 

Confirmed Cases:

98,059

by Country

Deaths:

3,356

Recoveries:

54,135

→Poland, Gibraltar, Hungary report first cases

 

 

[alert type=red ]March 4, 2020[/alert]

 

South Korea announced additional 516 cases, taking the total to 5,328.

→Death toll in Iran increases to 92 out of 2,922 confirmed cases

Abu Dhabi suspends international patience care services temporarily 

→Additional cases confirmed in Malaysia, UK, Germany, India

 

[alert type=red ]March 3, 2020[/alert]

 

→New cases in Portugal, Canada and Qatar 

→Tunisian citizen arriving from Italy confirms as Tunisia’s first case

Spain announces first Covid-19 related death

Iran temporarily releases 54,000 prisoners in hopes to stop the virus from spreading

UAE reports six new cases with total cases in the country at 27

US deaths increase to nine with total cases at 124

→Death toll in Italy rises to 79

→WHO states Covid-19 mortality rate increased to 3.4%

→First case reported in Ukraine, Argentina and Chile

Iran reports 11 more deaths taking death toll to 77

 

[alert type=red ]March 2, 2020[/alert]

 

France reports two new deaths; 4 in total

UK cases reach 40

Morocco confirms first case

US death at six in the state of Washington

Oman bans visitors from countries affected by virus

Pakistan reports cases at five

Iran death toll rises to 66 and reports 523 additional cases

→First cases confirmed in Saudi Arabia and Jordan

Wuhan closes one Covid-19 hospital

Japan reports 15 new cases

Iceland reports first three cases; all had previous travel history to Italy

→ECDC raises risk level from moderate to high in EU

Andorra and Portugal report first cases

Indonesia reports first cases bringing total to two

Deaths cross 3,000 globally and confirmed cases cross 89,000

 

[alert type=red ]March 1, 2020[/alert]

 

France total 130 cases

→Cases in Norway reach 19 and Finland cases at six

Ecuador cases at six

Bahrain cases at 47

Mexico cases total five

Scotland records first case

→Additional cases reported in Lebanon, Kuwait, Qatar, Greece, Brazil and Pakistan

Dominican Republic, Armenia, Czech Republic and Ireland record first cases

US reports second death

→573 new cases and 35 more deaths in China

Death toll nears 3,000 worldwide and recoveries cross 42,000

 


 

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