Coronavirus: China reports 35 more virus deaths, 573 new cases

WION Web Team
Beijing Published: Mar 01, 2020, 07:53 AM(IST)

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The National Health Commission also reported 573 new infections, bringing the total number of cases in mainland China to 79,824.

China on Sunday said that 35 more people died due to novel coronavirus, taking the toll in the country to 2,870.

The number is lower than the 47 fatalities reported by Chinese authorities on Saturday.

The National Health Commission also reported 573 new infections, bringing the total number of cases in mainland China to 79,824, a Reuters report said.

While still in the hundreds, the figure for new infections is far lower than the huge, daily increase in cases China was recording in January and February, the report added.

All but one of the 35 deaths were in Hubei province, whose capital Wuhan is the epicentre of the outbreak.

The new coronavirus, which has killed nearly 3,000 people and infected more than 86,000 in several countries across the world, is believed to have first emerged late last year in a Wuhan market that sold wild animals.

(With inputs from Reuters) 

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