The official cases of the novel coronavirus recorded globally is now more than 600,000 according to an AFP tally at 1045 GMT on Saturday.

Reports from Punch revealed that, since the outbreak of the epidemic, 605,010 cases of infection with 27,982 deaths in 183 countries and territories have been recorded.

In the United States t The official cases of the novel coronavirus recorded globally is now more than 600,000 according to an AFP tally at 1045 GMT on Saturday.

Reports from Evening Standard revealed that, since the outbreak of the epidemic, 605,010 cases of infection with 27,982 deaths in 183 countries and territories have been recorded.

In the United States there are 104,837 cases of which 1,711 were fatal. Another country, Italy also had the highest number of deaths at 9,134 and a total of 86,498 cases.

On the number of cases from the epicentre of the outbreak China, 81,394 cases and 3,295 deaths have been recorded.

AFP also disclosed that, many countries only carry out tests on suspected cases if they are hospitalised, as the figures represent only a fraction of the number of infections.