Coronavirus infections pass 200,000 globally

  • 16:46 18 March 2020

Coronavirus infections pass 200,000 globally

The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus worldwide has surpassed 200,000, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, ONA reports citing Washington Post.

There were 201,530 cases as of Tuesday morning, with 82,032 of those listed as recovered.

Europe has now had more deaths from the virus than Asia. The Washington Post calculated the number using the Johns Hopkins data. At least 8,000 people worldwide have died since the outbreak began. China, Italy and Iran have had the highest death counts.