Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 1,868

Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 1,868
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  • calendar-gray 18 February 2020

China’s health authorities on Tuesday reported 1,886 new coronavirus cases and 98 deaths on the mainland, taking the totals to 72,436 and 1,868 respectively, as of midnight on Monday, APA reports citing CNBC.

Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, reported 1,807 new cases – 1,600 of them in the provincial capital Wuhan – and 93 deaths.

The National Health Commission said 1,701 patients had recovered, as of Monday.

The latest figures from Hubei bring the total number of cases in the province to 59,989 and the number of deaths to 1,789. A day earlier, the province had announced 1,933 new cases and 100 deaths.

Of the Hubei totals for Monday, 1,600 new cases and 72 deaths were in the provincial capital of Wuhan, the Hubei health commission said.

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