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World Outbreak: Four Countries Account for 93 Percent of World’s Infections

The novel coronavirus outbreak is rapidly spreading around the world. The virus has spread to over 100 countries, with a total of more than 110,000 confirmed infection cases.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that, among the 110,000 cases, 93 percent of them come from four countries (China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea).

According to Worldometers’ statistics, on March 11, China had 80,778 cases, Italy had 10,149, Iran had 8,042, and South Korea had 7,755. The fifth country on the list, France, has 1,784, about 6,000 lower than South Korea, the country in the fourth position .

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Source: VOA, March 10, 2020

2. Source:, March 11, 2020