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Coronavirus pandemic update March 25: Number of global cases crosses 375,000

The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund has raised over $70 million in just 10 days, the WHO said.


The World Health Organisation (WHO) noted on its coronavirus updates dashboard that the number of reported cases of the fatal disease around the world has now surpassed 375,000.

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, 375,498 cases have been reported aside from as many as 16,362 deaths, going by the numbers on the WHO website.

Since the global health body's last updated situation report on the COVID-19 outbreak, four new countries/territories/areas have reported their first cases of the novel coronavirus.

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Out of these, three are in the Region of the Americas and one in the South-East Asia Region.

With over 42,000 confirmed cases, the US might soon become the next epicentre of the virus.

In India, over 600 cases and 10 deaths have been reported so far. On March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown period starting from March 25 in an effort to contain the spread of the disease.

Relief measures are ongoing as more and more countries strengthen their health infrastructure. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also chaired a GoM meeting to assess the situation in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

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The WHO added that it delivered a new shipment of emergency medical supplies to Iran as a part of relief measures.

The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund has raised over $70 million in just 10 days, the WHO said.

"WHO and its partners are constantly working to strengthen the chains of essential COVID-19 supplies," the report said.

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First Published on Mar 25, 2020 09:39 am
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