25th February 09:23 PM
WHO warns that 'trolls and conspiracy theories' are undermining their response to new coronavirus
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 09/02/2020
More than 34,000 people have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus

The World Health Organisation has warned that "trolls and conspiracy theories" are undermining their response to the new coronavirus.

More than 34,800 people have been infected with the new coronavirus worldwide, the vast majority in China.

There have been 723 deaths in China and one death abroad, in the Philippines.

The death of Dr Li Wenliang, who tried to warn about the virus in December, has caused widespread anger and grief across China

Of the 34,598 people infected within China, almost 25,000 are in Hubei Province - the region where the outbreak was first reported, which has since become the epicentre of the virus.

Figure 1. Countries, territories or areas with reported confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV, 8 February 2020


Table 1. Confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease reported by provinces, regions and cities in China, 8 February 2020


Table 2. Countries, territories or areas with reported confirmed 2019-nCoV cases and deaths. Data as of 8 February 2020


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