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Number of infected with coronavirus exceeds 1.7 million people

The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus has risen to 1,777,517 globally over the past day. Online map developed by scientists says.

For a day, the figure grew by 79,246 people.

The highest number of the infected is in the USA (529,887), Spain (163,027), Italy (152,271), Germany (125,452), France (130,730) and the United Kingdom (79,885).

Coronavirus cases have been reported in 185 countries.

As of today, the number of people who recovered from coronavirus exceeds 400,000. During the day, the figure grew by 27,567 people.

At least 108,867 people died from the virus (growth by 6,109 people for a day), including 19,468 people — in Italy, 16,606 — in Spain and 13,832 — in France.

At least 377 cases of coronavirus have been registered in Kyrgyzstan, 865 cases — in Kazakhstan, 767 — in Uzbekistan, in Russia — 13,584. All these states have closed their borders to prevent spread of the virus.

The World Health Organization has announced the global outbreak of coronavirus a pandemic.

  • The new type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV was discovered in late December in the Chinese Wuhan city. The source of infection were animals that were sold on the local market.