While more than 100 deaths were recorded in a single day, the number of new cases has been steadily falling. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus illness given official name Covid-19 as hopes rise that cases could peak soon

  • One hundred deaths are reported in a single day for the first time, but statistics show number of new cases decreasing
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Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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While more than 100 deaths were recorded in a single day, the number of new cases has been steadily falling. Photo: AFP