1. Global death toll passes 1,000
The Hubei health authority reported that 103 more people died of the coronavirus in Hubei province on Monday, raising the death toll in the epidemic’s epicenter to 974.
This brings the total number of deaths in mainland China to at least 1,011. Globally, a total of 1,013 people have died, including one death in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines.
Hubei authorities confirmed an additional 2,097 cases of the virus in Hubei on Monday, which brings the total number of cases in the region to 31,728.
More than 25,000 patients have been hospitalized in Hubei, including 1,298 who are in critical condition, according to the health authority. More than two thousand patients have been cured and discharged.
The global number of confirmed coronavirus cases now exceeds 42,500. The vast majority of cases remains in mainland China.
China’s National Health Commission is expected to release numbers for all of China’s provinces later.
2.Where cases of coronavirus have been confirmed around the world
Cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in more than two dozen countries, and health officials are working to contain the spread.
Here’s a look at where the cases are throughout the world, according to World Health Organization data. These numbers may differ from those reported by national health authorities, who report updated totals at different times than the WHO.
3. Cruise ship sets sail after coronavirus scare
After fears of the novel coronavirus kept it docked for almost two days, the Royal Caribbean “Anthem of the Seas” cruise ship left port in New Jersey at 3 p.m. today and is en route to Bermuda, according to a revised itinerary from the cruise line.
A customer service representative for Royal Caribbean also confirmed to CNN that the ship has departed.
The four passengers evaluated for coronavirus all tested negative and were discharged from the hospital, according to a statement from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy