US Reports 150 Cases of Covid-19 in 16 States

US Reports 150 Cases of Covid-19 in 16 States

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There are now at least 150 reported US patients with Covid-19 in 16 states. Worldwide, authorities have confirmed more than 92,000 cases of the virus, of which more than 80,000 are in China. More than 3,000 people have died globally, the vast majority in China.

Ten of the 11 US deaths were in Washington state, but the outbreak has also flared up in Texas and Nebraska. Meanwhile Washington and Florida both declared states of emergency over the weekend to help prevent the coronavirus.

The worst-hit country outside China is South Korea, which on Wednesday reported 516 new confirmed infections, bringing the total to 5,766. The country's death toll stands at 35.

In an effort to curb the outbreak, South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has announced a ban on face mask exports.

Australia has meanwhile banned entry for all foreign nationals from South Korea. Two people have died from coronavirus in Australia, and another 53 cases have been reported.

Moreso, China has reported 139 new cases and 31 deaths, all in Hubei province.Schools have been closed for at least 10 days in Italy, which is grappling with the worst outbreak outside Asia.

                                     
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