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FACTBOX-Coronavirus deaths rise to more than 3,300 worldwide

March 6 (Reuters) - More than 98,000 people have been infected by the coronavirus globally and over 3,300 people have died, according to a Reuters tally. Mainland China accounted for more than 3,000 deaths, while the toll in Italy stood at 148. At current rates on reporting, the virus will surpass 100,000 confirmed cases on Friday. There are 85 countries outside China reporting infections, with South Africa, Palestine and Bosnia reporting initial cases in the past 24 hours. More than half of those infected have reportedly recovered, including over 53,000 in mainland China. Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser.

The following table shows countries/regions that have reported deaths due to the coronavirus and/or more than 10 confirmed cases, as of 0200 GMT on March 6:

TOTAL DEATHS CONFIRMED CASESMainland China 3,042 80,552Italy 148 3,858Iran 107 3,513South Korea 42 6,284Japan 12 1,066U.S. 12 230France 7 423Hong Kong 2 105Iraq 2 35Spain 3 282Australia 2 60Philippines 1 3Taiwan 1 44Thailand 1 47San Marino 1 21Macau 0 10Bahrain 0 49Canada 0 37Germany 0 400Kuwait 0 58Malaysia 0 55Singapore 0 117UAE 0 27United Kingdom 1 116India^ 0 30Vietnam 0 16Algeria 0 17Austria 0 37Belgium 0 50Denmark 0 15Ecuador 0 13Iceland 0 34Israel 0 15Lebanon 0 15Netherlands 0 82Norway 0 72Oman 0 15Sweden 0 94Switzerland 1 116TOTAL DEATHS OUTSIDE 343

MAINLAND CHINA Source: Reuters tally based on statements from health ministries and government officials

(Compiled by Vishwadha Chander, Mrinalika Roy and Catherine Cadell; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Sriraj Kalluvila)

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