Globally, the virus has infected 184,976 people and killed just more than 7,500, according to the WHO.

The coronavirus can survive up to four hours on copper, up to three days on plastic, stainless steel and a day on cardboard, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

Italy – The Italy Ministry of Health is reporting that the total COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 31,506. The death toll has also risen to 2,503.

Iran – Iran reported 147 more deaths from the coronavirus, its single biggest jump. The 15 percent spike raised the death toll to 1,135 people nationwide. The rise in deaths comes as the number of infections continues to grow each day, with some 17,361 people infected.

South Korea – The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying there were 93 new cases on Wednesday, bringing total infections to 8,413.

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