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Global coronavirus cases top 400,000

Mar 26, 2020

Geneva (Switzerland), Mar 26: The number of people infected with the new coronavirus has topped 400,000 globally, with most fatalities in Europe.
The World Health Organization says as of Wednesday, the total number of infections rose by 40,712 from the previous day to 414,179 in 199 countries and territories.
The death toll was up 2,202 to 18,440.
Italy has the most fatalities. The government figure of 7,503 is about twice that of China.
Local government leaders in Italy are using the internet to urge residents to stay home as many people are believed to be ignoring the nationwide lockdown.
In Spain, the government-announced death toll stands at 3,434, an increase of 738.
Authorities are using a skating rink as a temporary morgue to accommodate the surging number of fatalities.
Infections are spreading rapidly in the United States as well. The number of confirmed cases there as of Tuesday was 54,453, an increase of more than 10,000 from the previous day. The death toll was 737, an increase of 193.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned that the peak has yet to come, and sought urgent help from the federal government in supplying more ventilators, beds and medical staff.
Source: NHK World