COVID19 death toll climbs to 1,669 | Sunday Observer

COVID19 death toll climbs to 1,669

The number of cases of the novel coronavirus has risen to over 69,000 worldwide, with the first death from Covid-19 reported in Europe.

As of Sunday morning, there were 68,500 cases of the virus recorded in mainland China, an increase of 2,009 on the previous day. Chinese health authorities recorded an additional 142 deaths on Saturday, bringing the global total to 1,669, all but four of which occurred in mainland China.

The first death to occur outside of Asia was reported in France on Saturday: an 80-year-old Chinese tourist who had been receiving treatment for Covid-19 since January 25. Deaths have also occurred in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.

So far, almost 9,500 patients with the coronavirus have been treated and discharged from hospitals across China, the country's health authorities said.

(Source: CNN)

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