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The Covid-19 death toll has increased to more than 4,000, with around 3,100 cases confirmed in Mainland China, as of the end of 10 March.

The total confirmed cases around the world have increased to more than 113,000 in 113 countries, while recoveries have increased to around 59,000.

Italy Covid-19 death toll and cases rise; country on lockdown

Italian authorities announced that cases in Italy have increased to 9,172 with 463 deaths in the country. Recoveries have increased to 724.

In a press conference, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that the travel restrictions applicable to the north of Italy would extend to the entire country.

WHO states pandemic threat is ‘very real’

In a press conference, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic is ‘very real’.

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “As you know, over the weekend we crossed 100,000 reported cases of Covid-19 in 100 countries. It’s certainly troubling that so many people and countries have been affected, so quickly.

“Now that the virus has a foothold in so many countries, the threat of a pandemic has become very real. But it would be the first pandemic in history that could be controlled.”

Covid-19 death toll and cases rise in the US

Total cases in the US have increased to more than 700, with Covid-19 death toll at 26 in the country. 36 out of the 50 states in the country have reported Covid-19 cases.

Five Congress members have self-quarantine as they came into contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19.

The Grand Princess cruise ship has docked in Oakland in California, carrying 21 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

India reports increase in cases

The cases in India have increased to 47, including a recently detected case of a person from Bangalore who visited the US.

Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu, Punjab and Pune, Maharashtra also identified new cases.

ANI reports that the Indian government has not permitted any cruise ships to dock at its ports over fears of coronavirus.

New cases reported in Cyprus, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Mongolia and Panama

Cyprus has announced the first two cases in the country, a man with travel history to northern Italy and one to the UK.

A man tested positive for coronavirus in Brunei, the first case in the country. The man returned from Malaysia on 3 March.

Burkina Faso reported its first two cases of Covid-19, according to local media. The infected are a couple with a travel history to France.

Mongolia has announced its first coronavirus case, a French national who arrived from Moscow. The country has barred travel from and to the cities for six days.

A woman who arrived in Panama from Spain has tested positive for Covid-19, the first case in the country.


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Read death toll update of 09 March here