As of 7am, Feb 22, 2020:
WORLD COUNT: There are 77,273 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the world. A total of 30 countries and territories have been affected so far. The number of deaths has risen to 2,250. Across the world, a total of 12,071 are in critical condition, while 18,910 previously infected persons have recovered.
CHINA: There are 75,892 confirmed cases of infection in China. The country’s death count now stands at 2,236 people. The World Health Organization (WHO) headed a joint mission of global experts working together on the virus in China. On Saturday (Feb 22), they will journey to Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak. The team—which includes experts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US National Institutes of Health, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Nigeria, Germany and Russia—has already worked in Beijing, Sichuan and Guangdong.
SINGAPORE: On Saturday (Feb 22), the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed one additional cases of COVID-19 in the country. Singapore’s total number of confirmed cases has reached 86, while 10 more have been discharged from hospital. The new confirmed case is a 24-year-old Singaporean with no recent travel history. He is currently warded in isolation.
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