Number of confirmed Corona Virus cases jumps by almost 2,000 in one day, as total figure tops 9,600 in China; Death toll rises to 213

Posted by on January 31, 2020 4:20 am
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Number of confirmed cases jumps by almost 2,000 in one day, as total figure tops 9,600 in China

China’s National Health Commission has announced that as of the end-of Thursday January 30, the total number of confirmed Wuhan coronavirus cases in mainland China had risen to 9,692.

That’s a jump of 1,982 from the previous day, with the total figure now far exceeding the number of cases associated with severe respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 — previously among Asia’s worst outbreaks.

The death toll in mainland China has now reached 213, with 42 new deaths occurring in Hubei province — the epicenter of the outbreak, and one in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang.

Death toll rises to 213

The death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus has risen in mainland China after more deaths were reported in the central province of Hubei.

Hubei’s health authority said that 42 additional deaths were reported Thursday, bringing the death toll in the epicenter of the Wuhan coronavirus to 204.

This brings the total number of deaths in mainland China to 213.


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