Since the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus in the Chinese City of Wuhan, the whole world has been sent into panic. It has been reported that the deadly disease has officially claimed more lives than SARS outbreak in 2003.
However, according to data gotten from the World Health Organization, the total death toll since the outbreak of the flu-like virus reportedly reached 811 on 8th of February, 2020, surpassing the 774 death toll seen nearly two decades ago from SARS which also infected 8,096 people throughout the entire world.
It was also garthered that China’s National Health Commission also said on Saturday that the total number of coronavirus cases has reached 37,198.
In China, 2,656 new cases were reported in the 24 hours ending at midnight Saturday. Most of them were in the central province of Hubei where the first patients fell sick in December. That was down by about 20% from the 3,399 new cases reported in the previous 24-hour period.
The virus which has been confirmed in about two dozen countries, has only claimed the lives of two people outside mainland China; a Chinese man in the Philippines and a man in Hong Kong.
Coronavirus was first reported to the World Health Organization in late December and is believed to have originated from a seafood market in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei.