The coronavirus death toll rises from 106 to 132, the Chinese authorities announced on Tuesday. The number of infections has increased by 1,459 cases in one day. As a result, the total number of confirmed infections worldwide exceeds 6,000 people.
In the Chinese province of Hubei, of which Wuhan is the capital, 25 people have died from the corona virus. So the provincial government announced. 5,974 people are infected in China. Nearly sixty people have now been infected in other countries.
In the German state of Bavaria, the new corona virus has now been diagnosed with three new people, the Bavarian authorities said on Tuesday evening. Earlier on Tuesday it was announced that a Bavarian man had been infected by a female colleague who had traveled from China.
The three new infected people work at the same company. All infected persons are placed in an isolation department in a clinic. Other employees of the company will be checked for the virus on Wednesday.
Coronavirus grown in laboratory for research
A team of Australian scientists have succeeded in growing the corona virus in a laboratory. It is the first time that the virus has been copied outside of China. This breakthrough is important because it is a big step to look for a cure.
The researchers in Melbourne say they will share their results, and the virus, with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other laboratories. A laboratory in China had already soaked the virus, but only wanted to share the genome sequence, not a part of the virus itself.
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