Death Toll From Coronavirus in China's Hubei Province Rises to 871, Over 29,000 Infected
An outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December and has since spread to more than 25 countries around the world.
The number of people who have died from coronavirus in China's Hubei province has risen to 871, over 29,600 have been infected, the regional health committee reported on Sunday. 1,795 patients have been discharged from hospitals.
On Sunday, 2,618 new cases of coronavirus were registered in Hubei Province, of which 1,921 were in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak. 91 new deaths were added, 73 of them in Wuhan alone.
"As of 24:00 on 9 February 2020, Hubei Province reported a total of 29,631 cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, including 16,902 cases in Wuhan. 22,160 patients are still being treated in hospitals. 73,127 people remain under medical observation", the statement said.
On 8 February, Hubei province reported 780 fatalities, while 27,100 people were infected with the new virus.
Outside China, at least one fatality was registered in the Philippines.
WHO declared a global health emergency over the outbreak last week.