Only 5 new cases recorded in China outside of outbreak epicenter


China’s National Health Commission reported 406 new cases of the virus today, of which only five were outside Hubei province — ground zero for the outbreak.

There are now 78,064 confirmed cases in mainland China, and 80,970 globally.

In China, 29,745 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital, according to the NHC.

No deaths outside Hubei: Mainland China also reported another 52 deaths related to the novel coronvirus, all in Hubei province.

That brings the nationwide death toll to 2,715. 

A total of 48 people outside mainland China have died from the virus, making the global death toll 2,763.

Here’s the global death toll:

  • China: 2,715
  • Iran: 15
  • South Korea: 12
  • Italy: 11
  • Japan: 5
  • Hong Kong: 2
  • The Philippines: 1
  • France: 1
  • Taiwan: 1

Source : CNN.News


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