Coronavirus Deathtoll at 300 with 14,300 cases confirmed
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The latest: The coronavirus outbreak has killed at least 305 people and infected more than 14,300 globally, as it continues to spread beyond China.
Global spread: The virus has been confirmed in more than 25 countries and territories since it was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. Countries are now sending planes to evacuate their citizens from the infection zone, and imposing travel bans or restrictions on mainland China.
Race to contain: Nearly 60 million people are under lockdown in Chinese cities as international researchers race to develop a vaccine and halt its spread.
In new developments, The Philippines reported its first Wuhan coronavirus fatality on Sunday.
The victim — who died Saturday — was a 44-year-Chinese man who flew in from Wuhan in January.
It’s the first confirmed Wuhan coronavirus death from outside of mainland China, and brings the total toll to 305.
He was the partner of a 38-year-old Chinese woman who was travelling with him. She was the first confirmed case reported in the Philippines.
Both patients were being treated in isolation units at a Manila hospital.
Acting Secretary of Health Francisco Duque said authorities are working with the Chinese embassy to respectfully handle the remains of the man while following international protocol to contain the disease.
With these new developments, The Coronavirus Deathtoll now at 300.
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