For a third consecutive day, Chinese authorities announced a drop in new cases of coronavirus infections. The authorities reported 2,009 new cases and 142 deaths in the country.
Earlier last week, there was an increase in new cases after a change in the counting of infections, however then the amount started dropping. Over 68,000 persons are sick with coronavirus in China, where 1,665 persons died.
Outside China, over 500 cases of the virus were reported in 30 countries, while four persons died in France, Hong Kong, the Philippines and in Japan.