Global COVID-19 Cases Now More Than Those In Epicenter China

Publish On: 16 Mar, 2020 04:30 PM | Updated   |   Shivalik  

More than 83,000 confirmed coronavirus cases are reported outside China as of Monday, exceeding the cumulative number of infections in the Asian country, where the virus originated last December, a World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson said.

The spokesperson told Xinhua press agency that the pandemic has spread to 146 countries and regions worldwide so far.

According to China's National Health Commission, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland as of Monday was 80,860, while the death toll stood at 3,213.

Outside China, Italy has reported the highest number of cases and deaths at 24,747 and 1,809, respectively. This has made Italy the new epicentre of the outbreak. 

The global death toll including China's figure was 6,506 on Monday.