Planet Desk | 08 March 2020 | 12:52 pm
The death toll from the deadly virus Covid-19 continues to rise as there are now more than 4,600 deaths globally. Plus more than 1,24,500 confirmed cases have been confirmed across the globe.
According to CNN’s tally, there are now at least 124,500 cases of infections across the globe and the death toll rises to over 4,600. Of the cases, in mainland China, the number is now at 80,778 and the death toll at 3,158 with 22 fatalities on tuesday. The number of deaths across the rest of world now is about 900.
Of the global death toll, Italy has 631 deaths, Iran 291, South Korea 60, France 30, Spain 28, United States 31, Japan 19, Iraq 7, the UK 6, the Netherlands 4, Hong Kong 3, Australia 3, Germany 2, while the Philippines, Switzerland, Belgium, Morocco, Panama, Argentina, Egypt, Taiwan, Lebanon, Indonesia, Thailand and Canada confirm 1 death each.
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On the other hand, in the USA there are now at least 1,270 cases including 38 deaths, mostly in Washington state with 30, as per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local governments.
Of the total cases, the repatriated citizens account for 70– 3 from Wuhan, 46 from the Diamond Princess and 21 from Grand Princess cruise ship, according to the CDC. The rest of about 670 are detected and tested in the USA itself.
The virus has so far spread to at least 43 states and District of Columbia in the USA.
Cases breakdown state-by-state in the USA : Arizona has 5 cases, California 138 (including 4 death) , Colorado 8 , Washington, DC 1, Florida 15 (with 2 deaths), Georgia 7, Hawaii 1 , Illinois 7, Indiana 1, Kansas 1, Kentucky 1 , Maryland 5, Massachusetts 92, Minnesota 1 , Missouri 1, Nebraska 1 , Nevada 1, New Hampshire 2, New Jersey 6, New York 216 with 2 deaths, North Carolina 2 , Oklahoma 1, Oregon 14, Pennsylvania 4, Rhode Island 3, South Carolina 2, Tennessee 1, Texas 8, Utah 1, Virginia 5, Washington 373 (including 30 deaths) and Wisconsin 1.