Hubei reports nearly 15,000, new method of diagnosis


BEIJING: China’s Hubei province on Thursday (Feb 13) reported a sharp rise in confirmed coronavirus cases and a surge in the death toll after the adoption of new methodology for diagnosis, health officials said.

The death toll leapt by a record 242, more than double the prior provincial daily record of 103 set on Monday, while the number of new cases soared by 14,840 – also a daily record – to a total of 48,206 cases.

Source: CNA


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