Over 153,000 COVID-19 cases worldwide, says WHO

The cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has surpassed the 150,000 mark, as of Sunday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. 
In a situational report released by WHO, it said there are now 153,517 cases recorded worldwide. 
Of the number, 10,982 are new cases in the last 24 hours. 
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WHO also said there are now 5,735 recorded deaths from COVID-19, where 343 were newly reported deaths in the last 24 hours. 
Most of the cases are still coming from China with 81,048, of which 27 are the new cases. Recorded deaths there are now at 3,204, with 10 new deaths reported. Chinese authorities recorded most of these deaths in Hubei province, the first epicenter of the pandemic. 
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Outside China, there are 72,649 cases recorded with 10,955 new cases. The number of recorded deaths stands at 2,531 with 333 new cases. 
So far, there are a total of 143 countries that reported having the virus. Nine of which have recently reported their first cases including seven African regions, one European region, and one region in the Americas.

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