By Pepi Sappal • 02 March 2020 • 13:36
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Spain has now registerered ‘around’ 115 cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVD-19), confirmed the country’s director of Emergency Health Services, Fernando Simon, this morning. New cases have been announced today in Catalunia (2), Castilla-La Mancha (2), Castilla and León (1), Madrid (13) and Cantabria (9).
Portugal has also announced its first two cases of COVID-19. Both men have been hospitalised in Oporto, and one of them is reported to have returned recently from Italy.
Given the rising number of cases in Europe, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has now raised the Coronavirus risk from ‘moderate’ to ‘high’, according to EU’s President Ursula von der Leyen.
Elsewhere around the world, the US has confirmed its second Coronavirus death, involving a 70-year-old-man from Seattle. Death from COVID-19 in China now exceeds 3,000, however, the number of new cases in China is reported to be at an all time low (202), compared to the end of January this year. South Korea, the second most affected country after China, has reported 123 new cases.
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