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Global Situation Report: How is the Outbreak Growing?


Highlights:


  • 12 new countries/territories/areas have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

  • The Director-General said yesterday that Europe has now become the epicenter of the pandemic, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from China.


Surveillance

  • Brazil confirmed seven more cases, bringing the total number to 178.

  • Brunei reported three new cases, bringing the total to 40.

  • Bulgaria confirmed six new cases bringing the total number to 37. One more death was also confirmed, bringing the total number to 2.

  • The Central African Republic confirmed its first case.

  • China reported 20 new cases, up from 11 cases a day earlier. 16 of the cases were overseas travelers. In response, the Beijing authorities announced that everyone arriving from overseas would be quarantined for 14 days.

  • Colombia reported additional eight more cases, taking the total to 24.

  • The Congo Republic confirmed its first case, a person who had traveled from France.

  • Denmark confirmed the first death in the country, an 81-year-old man.

  • Equatorial Guinea confirmed its first case, a 42-year-old woman who returned from Madrid.

  • Eswatini confirmed its first case, a 33-year-old woman, who traveled to the United States and then Lesotho before returning home to Eswatini.

  • France confirmed 838 new cases, bringing the total number to 4,499. 12 more deaths were confirmed, bringing the total to 91.

  • Iran confirmed 1,365 new cases, bringing the total number to 12,729. 97 more deaths were confirmed, bringing the total to 611.

  • Ireland confirmed 39 new cases, the largest to date, and one more confirmed death. 129 total confirmed cases and 2 deaths.

  • Italy confirmed 3,497 new cases, bringing the total number to 21,157. 175 more deaths were also confirmed, bringing the total to 1,441.

  • Malaysia confirmed 41 new cases, bringing the total number to 238.

  • Mauritania confirmed its first case.

  • Mayotte confirmed its first case.

  • Moldova confirmed four new cases.

  • Namibia confirmed its first cases, two tourists visiting the country.

  • New Zealand confirmed its sixth case, a man who had returned from the United States on 6 March.

  • Palestine confirms four new cases, bringing the total to 39 cases.

  • The Philippines confirmed 47 more cases, bringing the total number to 111.

  • Rwanda confirmed its first case.

  • Saudi Arabia confirmed 17 additional cases, with its total rising to 103.

  • Seychelles reported its first two cases.

  • Singapore confirmed 12 more cases, bringing the total number to 212.

  • South Korea confirmed 107 new cases and five new deaths, bringing the total to 8,086 and 72 respectively.

  • Spain confirmed 1,522 new cases, raising its total to 5,753 cases. 62 more deaths were confirmed, bringing the total to 183.

  • Sri Lanka confirmed two new cases, bringing the total number to 8. Another three cases were later confirmed, bringing the total number to 11.

  • Panama confirmed several new cases, bringing the total number to 43.

  • Thailand confirmed seven more cases, bringing the total number to 82.

  • The United Kingdom confirmed 342 new cases, bringing the total number to 1,140. 10 more deaths were reported, bringing the total to 21.

  • The United States confirmed 612 new cases, bringing the total

  • Eleven more deaths were reported, bringing the total number to 60.

  • Vietnam confirmed six additional cases, bringing the total number to 53.


Source: Wikipedia and The World Health Organization


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