Spain raises to 66 cases of new coronavirus


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MADRID (Sputnik) – The Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare of Spain raised to 66 this Sunday the number of cases of SARS-CoV-2 in national territory.

“The updated cases of coronavirus in Spain, at 9 am today, March 1, 2020, are: Madrid 10; C. Valenciana 15; Canary Islands 7; Catalonia 6; Balearic Islands 2; Andalusia 12; Castile and León 3; Extremadura 4; Basque Country 3; Asturias 1; Cantabria 1; Castilla-La Mancha 1; Navarra 1. Total: 66 “, the entity published on its Twitter account.

In late 2019, China reported an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province.

The virus was called SARS-CoV-2, and the disease it causes, COVID-19.

Globally, the virus has already infected some 87,000 people in more than 60 countries and caused more than 2,970 deaths, mostly in mainland China.

On February 28, the World Health Organization raised the risk of the spread and impact of the coronavirus globally to a very high level.


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