With 43 fatalities on Friday, the death toll due to Coronavirus has risen to 213. China counted 9,692 confirmed cases until now. The number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday.
Health experts said that the virus has now spread to every region in mainland China. At least 19 other territories outside mainland China reported confirmed cases of the virus.
On Friday, WHO declared the virus was a public health emergency of international concern. With this, strict biosecurity measures have been put in place in parts of the world. Several countries including the US, Australia, Japan and India are evacuating their citizens from Wuhan.