International desk – The infection of novel coronavirus has been spreading fast in countries other than China, the epicenter of the epidemic.
At least 2,715 people have so far been died globally after the outbreak of the pathogen in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, according to the World Health Organization on Wednesday.
Fewer than 80,000 cases out of 1.4 billion people in China have been reported while 2,790 cases of infection was found in the other parts of the world having a population size of6.3 billion, according to the UN’s health wing.
Outside China, Iran has the highest number of fatalities with 15 fatalities until Tuesday. Europe has taken extra cautions as new cases of infection were reported on Wednesday in Greece, Austria, Croatia, Spain and Switzerland.
The outbreak in Europe is believed to be linked to Italy as most of those new cases reported in other European countries had visited Italy.
French authorities have reported the second fatalities. In the Middle East the problem is getting worst as Iraq also reported new case. Health ministry in the South Asian nation of Pakistan said two persons were tested positive.
And in Africa, a case has been identified in Algeria, also involving someone who had travelled to Italy. Latin America records its first case – a Brazilian who also visited Italy.