translated from Spanish: Tragedy continues: 360 people are already killed by coronavirus epidemic

The confirmed death toll from the epidemic of a new coronavirus amounted to 360, with 56 new fatalities recorded in Hubei province, Chinese health authorities reported on Monday. In the same region there were also 2,103 new confirmed cases of contamination, the sources added, and with this the total number of people infected already amounts to 16.480.De this form, the impact of the new coronavirus has already exceeded the number of fatalities caused by the epidemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2002-2003, which killed 349 people in mainland China. Specialists believe the new coronavirus emerged in December at a seafood and fish market in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, although it was also known for clandestine marketing of exotic meats. The epidemic grew rapidly and has already become a global emergency, with reported cases in twenty countries. On Sunday, the Philippines reported the first death outside China because of this epidemic. This is a 44-year-old Chinese man who came to Filipino territory from Wuhan.The G7 countries – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, all with already confirmed cases of pollution – plan to discuss a joint response to the epidemic.

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