Worldwide death toll from coronavirus passes 4,000
More than 113,000 cases of infection have been reported globally
The death toll from the coronavirus passed 4,000 globally on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday afternoon, a total of 4,011 death have been reported worldwide in the outbreak of the virus that has spread to over 100 countries with more than 113,000 cases of infection, reports the CNN.
On Tuesday, China's President visited the virus epicenter in Wuhan for the first time since the outbreak. More than 80,750 people have now been infected in China, which has imposed unprecedented lockdown measures to try to control the spread of the virus. The World Health Organisation said on Monday that more than 70 per cent of those infected with the new coronavirus in China have recovered, adding that the country was "bringing its epidemic under control".
With Cyprus detecting its first two cases of coronavirus, the virus has now spread to every country in the European Union (EU), said the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Italy – the country hit worst by the virus in Europe, has 60 million of its residents under restrictions, including travel checks, school closures and bans on public events.
The virus has not shown any signs of slowing its spread across the US. Number of confirmed cases has surpassed 750 across more than 30 states. Death toll rose to 26 in the US. Washington State has now at least 22 deaths linked to the coronavirus, while California and Florida have two each.
Panama's Ministry of Health has announced the country's first case of coronavirus on Tuesday morning. The 40-year-old patient who contracted the virus had recently traveled to Spain, where at least 647 infections have been confirmed and 28 have died. She reported having a fever and cough and is now at home in isolation.
The epidemic has disrupted global travel and forced the cancellation of many worldwide events.