Coronavirus — February 16th, 2020 Facts

▶️ The novel coronavirus has infected more than 71,000 people globally, mostly in mainland China. The death toll is 1,775, including five people outside mainland China.

▶️ China’s National Health Commission reported 2,048 new cases of coronavirus infections and 105 new deaths over the previous 24 hours. The number of new deaths dropped from the previous day, when 142 deaths were reported, though the increase in the number of new infections remained steady.

▶️ A man died in Taiwan despite no known history of travel to mainland China.

▶️ A Chinese tourist who tested positive for the virus died in France.

▶️ South Korea just confirmed a 30th coronavirus case.

▶️ The US government has evacuated more than 300 Americans from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

▶️ Two Hmong men say they have been discriminated against out of fear of the novel coronavirus while looking for a hotel room in Indiana.

▶️ Chinese students spend billions overseas. Coronavirus travel bans will leave some countries seriously out of pocket.

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