Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 1,868 as epicentre reports 93 new fatalities

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:40 AM Print This Post

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.

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.

Medical workers in protective suits attend to a patient inside an isolated ward of Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan on Feb 16, 2020. (REUTERS)

Medical workers in protective suits attend to a patient inside an isolated ward of Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan on Feb 16, 2020. (REUTERS)

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.

Meanwhile, China’s annual parliamentary meeting scheduled for early March has been postponed because of the outbreak.

State news agency Xinhua reported that the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) would discuss the delay later this month – effectively indicating that it would be put back.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3051063/coronavirus-chinas-hubei-province-records-1807-new-cases-93

 


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