Coronavirus death toll rises to 106; countries scramble to minimize damage

Coronavirus death toll rises to 106; countries scramble to minimize damage


we start with the latest on the new
coronavirus outbreak the deadly virus is spreading quickly across China and to
other countries keeping governments across the world on
edge more than 4,500 cases have been confirmed in China with at least a
hundred and six deaths reported for more on the outbreak our Kenya who is on the
line for us so young it looks like the death toll just keeps
on rising right I’m so the new type of coronavirus that first appeared in the
Chinese city of Wuhan late last month continues to claim more victims China’s
national health commission said on Tuesday the death toll in China has
soared 206 and some 1,700 new cases have been confirmed compared to the day
before among the confirmed cases about 1,000 patients are in critical condition
this brings the total number of confirmed cases in China to around 4,500
and more than half of them are in ohan Chinese officials added that 60 people
have been cured and discharged so far now Beijing and Shanghai could not
dodged the bullet with both cities reporting their first deaths from the
virus a 50 year old man died of respiratory failure in Beijing on Monday
health officials said he was diagnosed with the new chronovisor last week after
staying in Wuhan from January 8 to 15 authorities in Shanghai have not
released details of the victim all right so the situation in China does seem
pretty bad but we know that the virus has spread to other parts of the world
what do we know so far about the global damage and what are the countries doing
to minimize that damage yes so the virus is popping up across the world so far
there have been at least as 68 confirmed cases and 17 places outside of mainland
China but good news here is that there have been no deaths from the coronavirus
reported in other countries Thailand confirmed six more cases earlier today
as Ministry of Public Health said that the total number of infected people in
the country now stands at 14 which is the most in a country outside China Hong
Kong has been also bit hit hard with eight cases confirmed so far the
Hong Kong government is waiving medical treatment fees for all patients
suspected of being infected by the new corona virus the virus has also spread
to North America with at least five confirmed cases reported in the United
States the u.s. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has raised its
travel precautions for China to the highest of its three levels Europe is
also preparing for tougher prevention measures late on Monday Germany
confirmed its first case health officials there said the male patient
lives in a town some 30 kilometers southwest of Munich the patient is
reportedly stable but the authorities did not elaborate on how he may have
been infected Germany is the second country to have confirmed virus in
Europe following France which has confirmed at least three cases so far
the South Korean Japanese American and French governments are sending charter
planes at this week to repatriate their citizens stuck in Wuhan there’s all I
have for now but I’ll be back with the latest in our later newscast

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