- The latest: The death toll from the coronavirus is now more than 2,700 worldwide, with the vast majority in mainland China. There has been more than 80,000 global cases.
- Outside of China: Europe’s biggest outbreak is in Italy, where more than 280 have been infected. Iran has reported at least 95 cases and South Korea now has more than 970 cases.
- Preparing for a pandemic: World Health Organization officials say it’s still too early to declare the novel coronavirus a pandemic — but now is the time to prepare. Meanwhile in the US, President Trump has remained publicly optimistic about the virus, even as Democrats criticize his administration
Latest COVID19 update
Total confirmed cases: 80.350
Total deaths: 2.705
Total recovered: 27.878
Top 5 cases by countries:
South Korea: 977