Coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 worldwide

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COVID-19 cases have now surpassed 100,000 worldwide since the flu-like coronavirus broke out from Wuhan in China.

The total number of cases now stands at 100,055 as of 8 a.m. ET on Friday, according to data compiled by John Hopkins.

The majority of the cases are in mainland China, followed by South Korea, Iran and Italy. In the United States, there are at least 233 cases and 14 deaths, according to John Hopkins.

At least 3,398 people have died due to the virus globally.

On Thursday, the World Health Organization called on all nations to “pull out all the stops” to fight the COVID-19 outbreak as it continues to spread Worldwide.

“This epidemic can be pushed back but only with a coordinated and comprehensive approach that engages the entire machinery of government,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press briefing at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva.

“We’re calling on every country to act with speed, scale and clear-minded determination.”

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