US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — Another person died in Britain after being infected with a coronavirus, Scotland’s chief physician, Catherine Calderwood, said.
The number of cases of coronavirus infection in the UK per day increased by 208, amounting to 798, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.
This is a record jump in the number of cases from the moment the first case was registered on January 31, the daily number of cases increases sharply every day.
Earlier, 10 people died after infection, all of them are elderly people with chronic diseases.
“I am sad to report that one patient with coronavirus died in a hospital in Scotland. I express sympathy for his family during this difficult time,” the Calderwood statement said.
On March 11, the World Health Organization announced the outbreak of the new coronavirus COVID-19 as a pandemic.
According to the WHO, as of March 13, over 132 thousand cases of new coronavirus in 123 countries and territories were registered in the world. The number of deaths from the virus exceeded 5 thousand.
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