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Global Coronavirus Cases Pass 200,000

posted onMarch 18, 2020


The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has now passed 200,000, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

The total is now 201,530 confirmed cases, and 8,007 deaths. China still has the highest number of confirmed cases (81,102), while Italy has the second highest with 31,506.

EU countries have begun turning away travelers from outside the bloc. WHO says South East Asian countries must "act now" to tackle the virus. China, Italy and Iran have been the worst hit countries.

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