Coronavirus Kills Over 3000 People Globally, Over 88000 Infected, Figure Still Rising
The latest numbers: The novel coronavirus has killed more than 3,000 people, the vast majority in mainland China. There are now more than 88,000 global cases, with infections on every continent except Antarctica.
Europe raises alert level: There was a 50% increase in cases in Italy yesterday, a significant jump in cases in Germany on Monday, and the Louvre remains closed in Paris as cases rise in France.
outbreak in the Middle East remained unclear, with public health experts expressing concern that the official numbers were unreliable.
Across Europe, countries reported steady increases in the number of cases, while officials warned residents to prepare for large outbreaks.
As coronavirus cases show up around the globe, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development cut its outlook for 2020, suggesting that global growth could be cut in half if infections spread more widely outside China.
The coronavirus, now present on every continent except Antarctica, has infected nearly 90,000 people, killing more than 3,000.