CORON­AVIRUS UP­DATE

Pretoria News - - WORLD -

◆ China re­ported fewer new coron­avirus cases yes­ter­day than the pre­vi­ous day, which it said was ev­i­dence of its ef­forts to slow the spread of the dis­ease. Bei­jing’s fig­ures showed 68 500 cases, in­clud­ing 2009 new cases yes­ter­day, fewer than the 2 641 new cases re­ported on Satur­day. Some 142 peo­ple were re­ported yes­ter­day to have died, one fewer than the pre­vi­ous day, bring­ing the deaths in China to 1 665. Tai­wan re­ported its first death from the coron­avirus. Out­side main­land China, there have been about 500 cases in some two dozen coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries.

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