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The number of new Covid-19 cases reported breached the 4,000 mark today, as the world saw a sharp increase in cases from Spain and Italy, prompting the Italian government to initiate a complete lockdown of the country.
Asia – Cases in China, Japan and South Korea continued to slow as the countries’ containment measures blunted the impact of the virus.
Europe – Italian cases continued to accelerate, with one of the largest daily jumps since the outbreak was announced. In Spain new cases soared to 615, compared with a seven-day average of 156. Germany reported its first two deaths as new cases hit 237. France saw 286 new cases against a seven-day average of 176, while the UK saw a modest rise in diagnoses to 48, against a seven-day average of 40.
US – The continued rollout of testing kits saw the US record its highest daily count.
ROW – Turkey continued to report no known cases, despite its proximity to the Iran border, while Australia and Canada saw significant rises in new cases versus seven-day averages.
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