Death Toll For Wuhan Virus Rises 213, Confirmed Cases Over 9000

Wuhan Virus Death Toll Rises To 213 With Over 9000 Cases Confirmed

DEATH TOLL FOR WUHAN VIRUS – According to health authorities from China, the death toll for the new Wuhan coronavirus had reached 213 with over 9000 cases confirmed.

Death Toll For Wuhan Virus Rises 213, Confirmed Cases Over 9000
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As the number of confirmed cases continued to rise, the World Health Organization (WHO) had declared the Wuhan virus a Global Emergency. This would enable faster efforts to prevent the virus.

Hubei, the province at the epicenter of the outbreak had reported 42 new deaths from the novel coronavirus. This sums up the death toll in the province to 204.

In addition, the province had also confirmed 1,220 cases at the end of Thursday. With this, the total number of infected in the province alone would be close to 6,000.

According to a report from StraitsTimes, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Friday that the death toll for the new coronavirus outbreak in China had risen to 213. In addition, 1,982 new cases were confirmed.

With this, the total number of confirmed cases in China had already reached 9,692 as of Thursday. Following the development, nearly 100 cases have emerged in other countries as well.

Because of the rampant outbreak in Mainland China, countries have begun to restrict travel to and from the country. In lieu of this, the demand for facemasks have also risen.

Meanwhile, according to WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus the declaration was not a vote of no confidence against China. In fact, he praised China’s efforts to contain the virus.

Instead, the vote was in response to concerns that other countries with weak health systems might not be able to contain an outbreak in their country.

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