China has recorded 40 new coronavirus cases – its lowest daily increase – with all coming in the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, except four imported cases in Gansu province in the country’s northwest, the National Health Commission said on Monday morning.
It was the lowest number recorded since mainland China started reporting daily figures on January 20, and the second day in a row that all non-imported cases were in Wuhan.
There were 22 new deaths, with one in the southern Guangdong province and the rest in Hubei province in central China, of which Wuhan is the capital. That took the country’s death toll to 3,119, with a total of 80,735 confirmed cases.
The four imported cases recorded in Gansu involved people on flights from Iran to Lanzhou, the province’s capital. These took the total number of imported cases recorded in China to 67.
Meanwhile, as of Sunday, South Korea had the highest number of confirmed cases outside China, with a total of 7,382, after 248 more were confirmed by the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Italy’s total number of infections jumped by 1,492 on Sunday to 7,375. Its death toll had climbed to 366, with 133 added on Sunday alone.
The Netherlands confirmed two deaths on Sunday, taking the country’s toll to three. The victims were an 86-year-old man in the southeastern town of Uden and an 82-year-old man in the southeastern municipality of Sittard-Geleen.
Switzerland reported a second death, a 76-year-old man from the canton of Basel-Landschaft.
Each of the six continents with confirmed cases has reported at least one death. South America became the last continent excluding Antarctica to report a fatality when Argentina confirmed the death of a 64-year-old man in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
lockdown in saudi arabia:
saudi arabia on sunday cordoned off an oil-wealthy shiite stronghold, suspended air and sea travel to 9 international locations and closed colleges and universities, to try to contain the coronavirus.
the lockdown on qatif, an eastern region this is domestic to about 500,000 human beings, is the first motion of its kind across the gulf place, which has confirmed greater than 230 coronavirus instances – maximum of them human beings coming back from religious pilgrimages to shiite-majority iran. saudi arabia has blamed arch-rival iran for its spike in instances, all eleven of which have been recorded in qatif.
the government temporarily suspended journey through residents and citizens to the uae, kuwait, bahrain, lebanon, syria, south korea, egypt, italy and iraq, as well as suspending entry for human beings arriving from those international locations.
saudi arabia additionally introduced it was ultimate all public and personal universities and faculties across the united states from monday till similarly observe, and has suspended the “umrah” 12 months-round pilgrimage over fears of the outbreak spreading to the holy towns of mecca and medina within the west. the exceptional suspension of the umrah has raised uncertainty over the once a year hajj pilgrimage, scheduled for the quit of july.