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Number of coronavirus infected outside of China has reached 1769

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The number of people infected with the new coronavirus outside of China, according to the World Health Organization ( WHO ), reached 1,769 people on Sunday , according to the organization’s daily report.

According to WHO at 12.00 Moscow time, the number of confirmed cases in the world outside of China per day increased by 367. In total, cases of infection outside the PRC were recorded in 28 countries. The total number of deaths is 17, with six people dying from COVID-19 per day.

According to the WHO, 2,445 people have become victims of the new coronavirus in China, the total number of infected has reached 77042. Earlier, the Chinese Ministry of Health reported that more than 22.8 thousand people were cured of the disease in the country.

The number of cases of coronavirus infection worldwide exceeded 78.8 thousand.

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 found that the causative agent of the disease is a new coronavirus. WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance and gave the disease its official name – COVID-2019.

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