Coronavirus death toll nears 3,000 with over 86,000 infected worldwide

UNTV News   •   March 2, 2020   •   848

REUTERS – The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has sickened more than 86,000 globally and killed at least 2,991 as of Sunday, according to official data.

As of 00:00 Sunday, the total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland reached 79,824, and 2,870 have died of the disease. The total number of discharged patients amounted to 41,625.

In China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region and Taiwan, 144 confirmed cases have been reported, including three deaths by the end of Saturday.

A number of countries outside China are reporting more confirmed cases, with some countries including Ireland, Luxembourg and Ecuador reporting their first case of coronavirus on Saturday.

South Korea confirmed 586 more cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours by 16:00 Sunday, raising the total number of infections to 3,736, by far the largest outside China, and the death toll stood at 17.

Iran reported 978 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 by Sunday noon, up 385 from the previous day, with 54 deaths and 175 cured.

In Japan, 955 cases have been confirmed by 19:30 Sunday, with 705 of them from the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship. A total of 12 deaths had been reported in the country, six from the Diamond Princess.

Italy has been hardest hit in Europe, with its confirmed cases of COVID-19 rising by 240 within 24 hours to reach 1,128 by 17:00 Saturday. A total of 29 people have died of the disease in the country and 50 have recovered.

The Italian government has decreed that public gatherings should be limited in a bid to slow the spread of the epidemic.

The United States reported its first death of COVID-19 Saturday. The governor of Washington declared a state of emergency on the same day, ordering all necessary resources to be used to deal with the outbreak.

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Reported deaths due to Typhoon Odette climbs to 400 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   December 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The number of reported deaths due to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette has exceeded 400, the National Disaster Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.

In its latest report, the NDRRMC recorded 405 fatalities, while 82 persons were reported missing and 1,147 were injured.

The typhoon affected a total of 4,457,846 individuals or 1,139,148 families in 11 regions.

Areas affected include Palawan, Negros Occidental, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Southern Leyte, Leyte, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte.

A total of 532,096 houses were damaged during the typhoon with an estimated cost of P28,163,718, the NDRRMC said.

The damage to infrastructure was pegged at ₱ 16,715,368,482.11 while the cost of damage to agriculture was estimated at P6,683,206,250.24.

The NDRRMC also noted that the power supply has been restored in 205 out of 284 cities and municipalities that experienced power outages following the typhoon’s onslaught.

Seventeen areas in MIMAROPA, Region 10, CARAGA, and CARAGA are still without water supply.

Meanwhile, telecommunication services have been restored in 79 out of 165 cities and municipalities affected by the calamity, the NDRRMC said.

Reported deaths due to Odette nears 400 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   December 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly 400 people were reported killed due to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, latest data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) showed.

In an update released on Tuesday, the NDRRMC said the death toll has climbed to 397.

The number of missing persons also rose to 83 from Monday’s 64 while a total of 1,147 people have been reported injured.

The typhoon affected a total of 4,235,400 persons or 1,082,910 families in 11 regions.

The NDRRMC also reported a total of 508,785 damaged houses due to Odette, with an estimated cost of P28,163,718.

Around 325 infrastructures were also damaged due to the typhoon, amounting to P16,715,334,982.11.

The typhoon’s estimated cost of damage to agriculture was at P5,342,538,557.25.

The agency said that power supply has been restored in 161 out of 284 areas that experienced power outage in MIMAROPA, Region 6, Region 7, Region 8, Region 9, Region 10, Region 11, CARAGA, and Bangsamoro region.

A total of 18 cities/ municipalities are still without water supply while 371 areas faced issues in telecommunications.

Reported deaths due to Odette climb to 326, 58 missing – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   December 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The number of reported deaths due to Typhoon Odette has reached 326, the latest data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) showed.

In its report released on Friday, a total of 58 people were reported missing, while 661 others were injured due to the onslaught of Odette in many areas in the Visayas and Mindanao.

A total of 3,380,167 persons or 870,334 families from 5,508 barangays in 11 regions were affected by the calamity, it added.

Affected regions include MIMAROPA, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga, Northern Mindanao, Davao, Soccsksargen, CARAGA, and Bangsamoro.

Electricity has been restored in 149 out of 273 cities and municipalities that experienced power outages following the storm, the NDRRMC said.

Three cities and municipalities are still without access to water while 371 areas are still experiencing communication problems.

The NDRRMC noted that Odette damaged a total of 348,642 houses, around P3.9 billion worth of infrastructures, and more than P2 billion worth of crops, livestock, and fisheries.

A total of 126 ports were reported non-operational or had suspended trips. Of which, 72 ports resumed operations in CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Region 5, Region 7, Region 9, Region 10, the NDRRMC said.

At least 1,353 passengers, 697 rolling cargoes, and 4 vessels were stranded.

A total of 343 cities/municipalities were declared under a state of calamity, the NDRRMC said.

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