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Number of infected COVID-19 outside of China exceeded 2,000

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The number of people infected with the new coronavirus outside of China has exceeded two thousand people, according to the daily report of the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to WHO at 12.00 Moscow time, the number of confirmed cases in the world outside of China per day increased by 300 and reached 2069. All cases of infection outside the PRC are currently recorded in 29 countries.

The total number of deaths is 23, and six people died per day from COVID-19.

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 thousand people, 2592 have died, over 24 thousand have been cured.

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