Moscow, February 3 – “News.Economics” In mainland China recorded a 361 fatal.

the Number of deaths caused by a novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV in mainland China exceeded the number of deaths in the country during the SARS epidemic in 2002-2003. For the whole of the SARS epidemic in China died 349. According to the state Committee of China health care, from ∎Wuhan pneumonia∎ died 361 people. Recorded 17 205 cases of infection.

in this case, if February 2 was known about 2590 new cases of infection and 45 deaths, by 3 February a list is added 2829 new infections and 57 deaths: 56 of them were recorded in Hubei province – the epicentre of the outbreak of coronavirus and one in Chongqing.

in addition, the first case of infection with a fatal outcome was recorded outside of China, the Philippines died 44-year-old resident of Wuhan.

In Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan deaths not yet registered. The number of infected people has increased to 18.8 and 10, respectively.

At least 171 cases of infection have been reported in more than two dozen other countries and regions, including the United States, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and the UK. In particular, the U.S. Centers for control and prevention of diseases confirmed the presence of the ninth contracted: it’s a woman, recently arrived in the County of Santa Clara (CA) from the capital of China’s Hubei province – Wuhan.

As mentioned earlier ∎Lead. Economics∎, Asian stock indices reacted to the frightening statistics on the sharp decline. In particular, the key indices of the Shanghai and Shenchzhensky exchanges fell more than 8%. Reduction was observed also at sites in Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Australia. Text: News.Economy