With the report of another 89 deaths, China’s death toll from Coronavirus virus reached 811. This has made it certain that the newfound virus is deadlier than SARS that hit China in 2002. Over 744 people had succumbed to SARS between 2002 and 2003. The Chinese authorities are under tremendous pressure to stick to strict measures in order to curb the further spread of Coronavirus.
A fall in the number of new cases over the last 24 hours as compared to the previous period has come as a small ray of hope. As compared to the 3,399 new cases reported in the previous 24 hours, about 2,656 came up in the last 24 hours. The total number of people infected with Coronavirus has risen to 37,198 till now.
Over 50 million people have been quarantined in China in a move to stop the deadly virus from spreading. The isolation has been carried out mainly in areas near Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak. Amid a situation of emergency, Chinese leaders are trying to avoid any shortage of food supplies in the market.
Countries affected by Coronvirus have implemented various measures in order to curb the spread of the virus. Over 300 cases have been confirmed outside China in about 25 countries. Two fatalities have been reported as of now.