Death toll from new Coronavirus in China's Hubei rises 41 people, more than 1300 infected - UPDATED

Death toll from new Coronavirus in China's Hubei rises 41 people, more than 1300 infected - UPDATED
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China said 41 people have now died from a new coronavirus that has infected more than 1,300 people globally, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic, APA reports citing CNBC.

 

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The number of confirmed cases of a new form of coronavirus in China has increased to 1,287, China’s National Health Commission said on Saturday, adding that the death toll stood at 41 people, APA reports citing Sputnik.

“The number of confirmed cases of pneumonia, caused by a new coronavirus, in 29 Chinese provinces has reached 1,287, with 237 people being in critical condition. 41 people have died,” the commission said in a statement.

Earlier, the Global Times newspaper reported that the number of people who have died from the new coronavirus in the Chinese province of Hubei had risen from 24 to 39.

All the people who passed away in Hubei province were residents of the city of Wuhan, which is the epicentre of the epidemic. 

According to the newspaper, the number of people infected in the province has increased to 729.

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The number of people who have died from the new coronavirus in the Chinese province of Hubei has risen from 24 to 39, the Global Times newspaper reported on Saturday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

All the people who passed away in Hubei province were residents of the city of Wuhan, which is the epicentre of the epidemic. 

According to the newspaper, the number of people infected in the province has increased to 729.

In late December, an unknown type of pneumonia was first detected in Wuhan. Chinese experts later tentatively determined that this was a new strain of coronavirus, currently being labelled as 2019-nCoV or Novel Coronavirus.

Confirmed cases of new coronavirus have also been recorded in the United States, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Nepal.

Earlier, the French Health Ministry confirmed three cases of the deadly coronavirus in the country, the first in Europe.

On Thursday, the World Health Organization said it was too early to declare a global emergency over the outbreak.

The so-called Wuhan coronavirus belongs to the same family of coronaviruses that caused SARS - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which also originated in China in 2002 and resulted in the deaths of about 800 people all over the globe.

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