As reported cases of the coronavirus spiked to over 79,000 over the weekend, Europe struggled to deal with its first major outbreak of the disease, in Italy. South Korea took “unprecedented, powerful” steps to try to contain the spread of the COVID-19, and Iran reported additional cases. China, which has over 77,000 cases, reported hundreds more.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States passed 30, health officials said Friday. Most people who tested positive were former passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which had been quarantined off Japan.