The number of new coronavirus cases being officially reported outside China has exceeded those reported by Beijing for the first time since the outbreak began.

On Wednesday the World Health Organisation (WHO) said 459 new cases had been reported by 37 countries over the past 24 hours, compared with 412 by China.

About 81,000 people around the globe have now been sickened by the coronavirus. More than 2,700 people have died since the outbreak began in December.

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