US coronavirus death toll rises as Chinese cases fall

Washington (AFP) – The death toll from the new coronavirus in the United States climbed to six on Monday as the contagion took root in the country’s Pacific Northwest and continued its march across the globe.Worldwide, close to 3,100 people have succumbed to the illness even as a clear shift in the crisis was emerging, with nine times as many cases recorded outside China as inside, according to the UN health agency.Andorra, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Jordan, Latvia, Portugal, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia were among countries that confirmed their first cases, along with Senegal, which became th…

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