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Barcelona reports 1 case of coronavirus

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The first case of coronavirus infection has been confirmed in Catalonia , according to the publication Pais , citing the general public health service.

This is the fourth case of coronavirus infection in Spain.

On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central part of the country (Hubei Province).

Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease – this is a new coronavirus. WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance and gave the disease its official name – COVID-19. The number of people infected in mainland China has already exceeded 77.6 thousand people, 2663 have died, over 27 thousand have been cured.

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