Global virus death toll tops 3,000 as cases soar around world

The global death toll from the new coronavirus epidemic surpassed 3,000 on Monday as more people died in China, Iran and the United States, with cases soaring around the world. The virus has now infected more than 89,000 people and spread to over 60 countries after first emerging in China late last year. With fears of a pandemic on the rise, the World Health Organization urged all countries to stock up on critical care ventilators to treat patients with severe symptoms of the deadly respiratory illness.

Global virus death toll tops 3,000 as cases soar around world
The global death toll from the new coronavirus epidemic surpassed 3,000 on Monday as more people died in China, Iran and the United States, with cases soaring around the world. The virus has now infected more than 89,000 people and spread to over 60 countries after first emerging in China late last year. With fears of a pandemic on the rise, the World Health Organization urged all countries to stock up on critical care ventilators to treat patients with severe symptoms of the deadly respiratory illness.