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Mainland China reported 99 new cases of the coronavirus on March 6, with 60 cases having originated abroad.
24 of the 25 new cases that were found outside of China’s Hubei province, where the virus originated, were found to have originated in another country.
Four new cases were confirmed In Beijing, three of which involved individuals who had recently traveled to Italy. China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said that the total number of new cases was the lowest recorded in the country since January 20.
28 deaths caused by the coronavirus were reported on March 6 in China, bringing the total number of those who’ve died of the virus in mainland China to 3,070.
As of March 6, there is a global total of 102,225 confirmed coronavirus cases with 3,495 deaths and 57,611 recoveries.
Italy sees 49 deaths in a single day
The largest single day increase in Italy saw 49 coronavirus patients succumb to the deadly virus on March 6, bringing the total death toll in the country to 197.
Italy has recorded the highest number of deaths outside of China.The country’s health officials say that the average age of those killed by the virus is 81.
Italy has one of the oldest populations in the world as well as one of the highest life expectancies, with men expected to live to an average age of 82 and women to 86. Local officials say approximately 72% of those who have died are men with underlying health issues.
Deaths from the coronavirus were reported in the Italian regions of Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Lazio and Puglia.
15 deaths within the US
The United States has reported 15 deaths nationwide from coronavirus.
The Grand Princess cruise ship, which has remained quarantined off the California coast, has 21 confirmed cases of coronavirus onboard. 19 passengers and 2 crew members on the ship have tested positive.
According to Vice President Mike Pence, the head of the White House’s coronavirus task force, only 46 of the roughly 3,500 on board have been tested.
Meanwhile at the Los Angeles International Airport, two US health screeners have tested positive for coronavirus. According to the US Department of Homeland Security, the officers may have been exposed to the virus while carrying out medical screenings at the airport on passengers arriving from overseas.
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