Meanwhile, over in China 3-hundred-27 new confirmed cases as of Thursday,… bringing the total of infections to 78,8-hundred-24.
China's National Health Commission said today… that the country added 44 new deaths on Thursday. bringing the death toll at two,7-hundred-88.
In Hong Kong,.. a coronavirus patient's dog has tested "weak positive" for the virus.
However, Hong Kong's agricultural department said today… that the dog had not shown any symptoms, and there was no evidence to suggest that pets could contract the virus or infect people.
Italy announced five more deaths on Thursday, …bringing the total to 17.
There are 6-hundred-50 confirmed cases in Italy so far, making it the country with the highest number of infections in Europe.
Other countries, including Greece, Denmark and Spain, have reported infections linked to Italy.
The French president said, the country is facing a crisis, as it reported 38 confirmed cases and two deaths so far.