Coronavirus cases top 218000 globally
The London Underground will close a number of stations to slow the spread of coronavirus
China reports no new domestic cases:
For the first time, the country where the coronavirus pandemic began has announced no new locally transmitted infections — a pivotal moment in the battle to contain Covid-19.
The number of global novel coronavirus cases has surpassed 218,800, according to the Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking cases reported by the World Health Organization and additional sources.
The number of deaths worldwide stands at 8,810, according to the university’s tally.
China: On Wednesday, China reported 34 new cases — all imported from overseas. The milestone of no new locally transmitted infections represents a turnaround for the Chinese government. China has a total of 80,928 cases and 3,245 deaths, with 70,420 patients recovered.
Italy: The country with the worst outbreak outside China announced its biggest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases Wednesday, increasing by 4,207 in 24 hours. The total number of cases now stands at 35,713 and 2,978 deaths, according to the WHO.
Iran: Iran confirmed 147 new deaths from the coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the country’s total death toll to 1,135. An additional 1,192 cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 17,361. Iran has been the epicenter of the outbreak in the Middle East.