Coronavirus: Global death toll crosses 3,000 as US reports six fatalities

08:39 AM | 3 Mar, 2020
Coronavirus: Global death toll crosses 3,000 as US reports six fatalities

WASHINGTON – Six people have died from coronavirus in the US state of Washington, according to health officials, with total 18 infections reported in the same state.

The number of cases nationwide climbed to 100, and infected patients have been treated in 14 states.

The global death toll from the coronavirus epidemic has surpassed 3,000 on Monday. The virus has now infected more than 89,000 people and spread to over 60 countries.

On Monday, China recorded 125 confirmed infections of the coronavirus and 31 deaths from the virus, the New York Times reported. It is the lowest number of officially confirmed infections since Jan. 20, when President Xi Jinping issued his first public orders on the epidemic.

South Korea, the biggest nest of infections outside China, reported nearly 500 new cases today bringing its total past 4,000.

Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Tunisia reported their first confirmed coronavirus cases, while the death toll in Iran rose to 66 - the highest outside China.

The Czech Republic, Scotland, and the Dominican Republic also confirmed their first cases. Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim majority nation, also announced its first patients.

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