In its announcement of the Covid-19 epidemic, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said mainland China had 35 more deaths from the new strain of coronavirus on February 29, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,870. Meanwhile, the first death in the US from the Covid-19 epidemic has been confirmed in Washington state.
The National Health Commission of China (NHC) said that mainland China had 35 more deaths from the new corvid virus, which caused the Covid-19 pandemic on February 29, 47 fewer than the previous day, bringing the total The number of deaths here is 2,870. On February 29, the NHC recorded 573 new cases, bringing the total number of cases in mainland China to 79,824.
Meanwhile, the first death in the US from the Covid-19 epidemic has been confirmed in Washington state. The man, aged 50 in King County, has a history of being one of the few people who has no history of traveling to the hot spots of the Covid-19 epidemic around the world but is still infected with the new strain of corona virus. During a White House press conference, President Trump called for “the media and politicians and everyone involved should not do anything to incite panic”.
In South Korea, the Ministry of Justice said it had checked the immigration records of about 245,000 Shincheonji members, a religious organization involving more than half of Covid-19 infections in the country. this. Through examination, about 3,600 Shincheonji followers came to China and returned from July 1, 2019 to February 27, 2020. Of these, 42 went to Wuhan (Hubei province), where the Covid-19 outbreak was started.
Countries in Europe are also aggressively taking measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus. On February 29, French authorities issued a ban on all events attended by 5,000 people. In Italy, the government decided that all schools in three northern regions, Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna, would close next week to contain the outbreak. To date, there have been about 1,128 cases of Covid-19 in Italy with 29 deaths.
The number of deaths due to Covid-19 in Iran has also skyrocketed, from 34 to 43 people a day, of which one elected member of parliament elected in the election on February 21. Iran is currently the country outside of China with the highest death rate. Currently, there are 86,556 people infected with corona virus worldwide with 2,977 deaths.