Johns Hopkins University in the US says the total number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus worldwide has surpassed 200,000.

The Johns Hopkins Centre for Systems Science and Engineering’s online tally showed 201,436 cumulative cases by Tuesday, with 82,032 listed as recovered.

It also recorded 8006 deaths.

The countries with the most confirmed cases were China, Italy, Iran, Spain and Germany.

The countries with the most confirmed deaths were China, Italy, Iran, Spain and France.

National coronavirus cases are approaching 560 on home soil, an increase of 400 in five days.

NSW Health confirmed an 86-year-old man died on Tuesday night in a Sydney hospital, taking the country’s death toll to six.

Of the 81,000 people tested, 99.5 per cent have been negative.

Morrison is set to discuss the coronavirus pandemic with Donald Trump and other G20 leaders in a “virtual summit” next week.

The leaders will discuss a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic.





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