Over 4,000 people die of COVID-19 as global cases surpass 110,000: WHO

Updated: March 11, 2020

Workers in protective gear walk on the tarmac at Oakland International Airport as authorities continue debarkation from the ship after 21 people on board have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus in Oakland, California, US March 10, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

GENEVA - 203 more deaths from COVID-19 have been reported worldwide in the past 24 hours as of Tuesday morning, lifting the global death toll to 4,012, according to a daily report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday evening.

A total of 113,702 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally as of 10:00 CET Tuesday, an increase of 4,125 infections from the previous day, among which 4,105 new infections are outside China.

Brunei, Mongolia, Cyprus, Guernsey and Panama have reported cases of COVID-19 for the first time, bringing the total number of countries and regions affected by the coronavirus to 109.

Besides, WHO revised the transmission classification of North Macedonia, Poland, Pakistan from "imported cases only" to "local transmission", raising the total number of countries and regions where local transmission emerged to 61 in addition to China.

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