Coronavirus in China: Death toll rises to 259

Coronavirus in China: Death toll rises to 259

Forty-six people died in the past 24 hours. More than 11,000 cases of 2019-nCoV infection have been confirmed.
In China, the number of victims of the new coronavirus has increased to 259 people, more than 11.7 thousand people have become infected. This was announced on February 1 by the State Committee on Hygiene and Health of the People’s Republic of China.

As of midnight on 31 January, the State Health Committee had received information from 31 provinces (districts, cities of central authority) on 11,791 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus, of these, 1,795 people are in serious condition, 259 have died, 243 people have been discharged from hospitals,” the statement said.

Forty-six people have died in the past 24 hours and 2,102 new infections have been identified.

Separately, 13 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV virus have been identified in Hong Kong, seven in Macau and ten in Taiwan.

In addition, additional 17,988 cases with a suspected new types of coronavirus have been reported.

According to the South China Morning Post, citing data from the National Health Commission in Beijing, 80 people are infected with coronavirus in other Asian countries, 19 in Europe, ten in North America, nine in Australia and nine in other regions of the world. four people.

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A day earlier, 213 deaths and 9,692 cases were officially reported.

The World Health Organization has recognized the outbreak of the new coronavirus as an emergency of international concern.

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