Coronavirus Cases Exceed 100,000 as Countries Struggle to Contain Spread

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Coronavirus Cases Exceed 100,000 as Countries Struggle to Contain Spread

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally topped 100,000 on Friday, as infections spread to new parts of the U.S. where officials struggled to get the epidemic under control.

According to Johns Hopkins University with at least 3,406 deaths in China and 267 fatalities in other parts of the globe, most of them in Italy and Iran.

At least 1,200 of the new infections are in Iran in just the past 24 hours, the country’s biggest jump since the outbreak began. Iran’s health ministry on Friday added that 124 people have died.

Additionally, the death toll in the United States from the coronavirus rose to 14 when King County in the state of Washington reported the latest death on Thursday.

The figures were compiled from data collected by AFP offices from the competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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