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Coronavirus Death Toll in China Reaches 724, with over 34,000 Cases Worldwide


As of Friday, there are now an additional 3,000 new cases of the Coronavirus in China, confirmed by officials in the country’s Hubei province. This brings the total number affected by the disease to just over 34,000, including some 724 fatalities.

On Friday, an additional 81 deaths reported in Hubei – the heaviest daily death toll yet.

In addition to China, there are 25 other countries with active cases.

In response to the health crisis, Beijing is now implementing stringent quarantine measures and travel restrictions spanning across numerous cities in a province populated by tens of millions of Chinese citizens.

US reaction

In reaction to this latest news, the Trump Administration has announced it will now commit $100 million towards the World Health Organization and China, and for other infected countries’ operations.

New UK case

The UK Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed at least 3 Coronavirus cases nationally. Patients are undergoing close monitoring in a special care unit of the NHS.

NOTE: Here are LIVE updates of Coronavirus cases by country where readers can track latest developments globally related to the Coronavirus epidemic.

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