Over the past day, 4125 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded worldwide, 203 infected died, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Thus, according to the organization, the total number of coronavirus infected in the world amounted to 113,702 people, of which 80,924 in China.
The number of cases outside of China is growing: over the past day, 4,125 new cases have been recorded, while in China, the number of cases per day has increased by only 20 people.
As follows from the WHO communique, the total number of deaths in China has reached 3140, of which 17 in the last day. Outside of China, a total of 872 have died, of which 186 are new cases.
On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed WHO of an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central part of the country (Hubei Province). Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease – this is a new coronavirus. WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance and gave the disease its official name – COVID-19.