China reports 27 new deaths, Cheapest Increase in coronavirus Instances since January

China had 40 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Marcy 8, the National Health Commission said on March 9, down from 44 cases a day earlier, and the lowest number since the health authority started publishing nationwide data on January 20. Of the 20,500 people who are now undergoing treatment, more than 5,260 of them are in serious condition.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are now 101,927 coronavirus cases worldwide.

The overall confirmed cases on the mainland reached 80,651 by the end of Friday, including 22,177 patients who were still being treated, 55,404 patients who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,070 people who had died of the disease.

The Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions and Taiwan province reported a total of 164 confirmed cases as of Saturday at midnight, including two deaths in Hong Kong and one 1 in Taiwan, the commission noted. The patient was hospitalized in intensive care and required machine-assisted breathing, the statement said.

The number of infections in South Korea passed 7,000 on Saturday - the highest in the world outside China.

The only infections in China beyond the epicentre were imported abroad, including arrivals from Italy and Spain in Beijing, as fears grow about cases being brought into the country from overseas.

Of the 44 new confirmed cases, 41 were discovered in Wuhan-, the provincial capital and epicenter of the outbreak and the remaining three were cases imported from outside mainland China.

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The commission said that 421 people were still suspected of being infected with the virus.

All the new infections were in Wuhan, the provincial capital.

The total number of confirmed cases in Wuhan now stands at 49,912. Italy is now in the midst of a coronavirus emergency in the north, with more than 7,375 positive cases as per the reports.

In addition to the growing risks of imported infections, China's anti-virus efforts also face the challenge of trying to get migrant workers back to work by early April.

Iranian state television said Monday nearly 600 new cases have arisen, along with 43 deaths.

Mainland China had a total of 202 new confirmed cases, the lowest since January 22. Italy came in second with 7,375 cases (link in Italian), followed by Iran with 6,566 cases (link in Farsi) by Sunday.

  • Ismael Montgomery