A total of 693,224 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus and 33,106 coronavirus-related death were registered worldwide as of 10 a.m. Geneva time (noon Moscow time) on March 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Sunday.
The number of confirmed cases grew by more than 58,000 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 3,215, TASS reports.
Europe accounts for the majority of confirmed cases and fatalities - 321,757 and 23,962 respectively. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 31,726 and the number of deaths - by 2,535.
The number confirmed COVID-2019 cases in South and North America reached 142,081 and the number of deaths stands at 2,457.
The Asia Pacific region, which includes China, South Korea and Japan, has 103,775 cases and 3,649 fatalities as of March 30.
The biggest number of coronavirus cases were reported from the United States (122,653), Italy (97,689), China (82,447), Spain (78,797), and Germany (57,298).
A pneumonia outbreak caused by the COVID-19 virus (previously known as 2019-nCoV) was reported in China’s city of Wuhan, a large trade and industrial center with a population of 12 million, in late December 2019. Since then, cases of the new coronavirus have been reported from 160 countries, including Russia. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.