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Factbox: Latest on the spread of coronavirus around the world

(Reuters) – The number of people infected with Coronavirus topped 106,000 across the world as the outbreak reached more countries and caused more economic damage. (Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open here) DEATHS/INFECTIONS **More than 106,000 people have been infected by the coronavirus across the world and 3,600 have died, according to a Reuters tally of government announcements. **Mainland China, where the outbreak began, has seen at least 3,097 deaths, but the epidemic is now spreading faster elsewhere. ASIA **The mayor of Daegu, the city hardest hit in South Korea’s outbreak, expressed hope the numbers of new cases may be dropping, after the rate of increase slowed to its lowest in 10 days. Authorities reported 272 new cases, giving a total of 7,313 in the country, with 50 dead. **The spread continues to slow in China. According to China’s National Health Commission, cases fell by roughly half on Saturday from the day before. Of the 44 new confirmed cases, 41 were discovered in Wuhan, the origin of the virus’ outbreak. Chinese cities are gradually relaxing quarantine measures put in place over a month ago. **Bangladesh on Sunday confirmed its first three cases, two of them in people recently returned from Italy. **The Maldives has curbed movement on several resort islands, authorities said on Sunday, after the country reported its first two cases of coronavirus. **Japan’s health minister said testing capacity would increase by…

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