The death toll in China from the coronavirus passed 1,000 on Monday as another 108 people died. There were 2,478 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 42,638. Two deaths were recorded outside mainland China: one in Hong Kong and another in the Philippines. At least 25 countries have confirmed cases and many travel restrictions are in effect.
Though the death rate is rather low, 3% of those infected, the spread of the virus is alarming. On January 21, 309 cases were reported. In three weeks, there are now over 130 times the cases.