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Coronavirus death toll rises to 3,285 worldwide

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — There are 95,234 confirmed cases worldwide, including 3,285 fatalities.

As of 5 March 2020, a total of 95,234 cases were confirmed in 85 countries and territories, including 14,876 cases outside of mainland China.

The number of victims of the new coronavirus in China amounted to 3,012 people, more than 52 thousand have recovered, the number of people infected since the outbreak of pneumonia has exceeded 80.4 thousand, the State Committee on Hygiene and Health of China said on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the department informed of more than 80.2 thousand infected, 2981 victims and over 49.8 thousand recovered. The number of new cases of infection detected daily increased by 20, amounting to 139, the number of fatalities recorded over the past day decreased by seven, to 31. 2189 people were cured and discharged from hospitals.

According to updated data, the official mortality rate from coronavirus in the country is 3.74% instead of 3.71% the day before.

Earlier the information comes from the official website of the National Health and Health Commission said:

At 04:00 on March 4, 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 139 new confirmed cases, 31 new deaths (31 in Hubei), and 143 new suspected cases.

On the same day, 2189 new cases were cured and discharged, 6,584 were close contacts of medical observation, and 464 severe cases were reduced.

As of 24:00 on March 4, according to reports from 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, there were 25,352 confirmed cases (among which, 5,952 were severe cases), 52,045 were cured and discharged, and 30,12 were dead. A total of 80,409 confirmed cases have been reported, and there are 522 suspected cases. A total of 669,025 close contacts were tracked, and 32,870 close contacts were still in medical observation.

There were 134 newly confirmed cases in Hubei (131 in Wuhan), 1923 newly cured cases (1426 in Wuhan), 31 new deaths (23 in Wuhan), and 24,085 confirmed cases (in Wuhan, 21,050). Among them, 5788 cases were severe cases (5342 cases in Wuhan). A total of 40,479 discharged patients were cured (26,316 in Wuhan), a total of 2,902 deaths (2,305 in Wuhan), and a total of 67,466 confirmed cases (49,671 in Wuhan). There were 67 new suspected cases (61 in Wuhan) and 315 suspected cases (247 in Wuhan).

At 04:00 on March 4th, 2 newly diagnosed imported cases were reported (2 in Zhejiang). As of 24:00 on March 4, a total of 20 imported confirmed cases were reported overseas.

A total of 156 confirmed cases were reported in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: 104 cases in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (43 cases discharged, 2 deaths), 10 cases in Macao Special Administrative Region (9 cases discharged), 42 cases in Taiwan (12 cases discharged, 1 case died).

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