The toll of the epidemic of viral pneumonia Covid-19 reached Monday 2,592 deaths in mainland China after the announcement of 150 additional deaths, announced the health authorities, while reporting a decline in the number of new infections. It has been 11 days since China had registered as many deaths, the Guardian recalls.
The rest of the world also affected
Some 1,500 infections and 26 deaths have been recorded outside mainland China in more than 25 countries and territories, and the appearance of new outbreaks of contagion in Europe and the Middle East is fueling concern. Concerned about the spread of the virus in Iran (around 40 cases of contamination and eight deaths), several neighboring states have closed their borders or restricted trade with the Islamic Republic.