An operator of Amiat (Multiservice Environmental Hygiene Company Turin) wears a respiratory mask prior to sanitizing streets in Via po, Turin in Italy.
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- Global cases: At least 153,648, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization
- Global deaths: At least 5,746, according to the latest figures from the WHO
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8:36 am: China reports 16 new cases, 14 additional deaths
China’s National Health Commission said as of March 15, there were 16 new confirmed cases; 12 of them were attributed to travelers from overseas, bringing the total number of imported cases to 123. Another 14 people have died, all of them in Hubei province where the infection was first detected. The total number of cases in China stands at 80,860, of which 67,749 were cured and 3,213 people died. — Saheli Roy Choudhury