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Coronavirus: 66,757 new cases up from 64,501 the day before

  • Published at 10:40 am March 29th, 2020
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Till now, the number of active cases stands at 490,684

Cases of the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic have continued to rise since last week.

According to Worldometers, 66,757 new cases were reported on Sunday taking the total number of Covid-19 cases across the world to 663,748.

The number is 2,256 higher than that of the previous day, which were 64,501.

A week ago, on March 22, the number of new cases worldwide was 32,480 and a week before that on March 15 it was 13,042.

Till now, the number of active cases stands at 490,684.

Of the active case 465,477 (95%) were identified to be in mild condition while the rest 25,207 (5%) have been marked as serious or critical.

At the same time, 142,184 (82%) people from across the world have recovered fully from the infection or were discharged from treatment.

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 30,880 lives since its discovery in December 2019.

In January, China effectively shut down Wuhan and placed its 11 million residents in effective quarantine after the novel coronavirus infection turned into outbreak.

The virus is thought to have emerged late last year in a Wuhan market illegally trading wildlife. It can cause pneumonia, respiratory diseases, among others, and spreads between people in droplets from coughs and sneezes.

Till now, coronavirus or Covid-19 has affected 199 countries and territories around the world.

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