BREAKING: Death toll rises to at least 169
Here are the latest developments.
Hubei Province Reports More Deaths (6:22 a.m. HKT)
China’s Hubei province reported 37 additional deaths from the novel coronavirus for Jan. 29, bringing total nationwide fatalities to at least 169, according to a statement Thursday from the Health Commission of Hubei Province.
The province at the center of the outbreak reported 1,032 new confirmed cases over the 24-hour period. There have been more than 6,000 cases reported previously for mainland China.
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