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Number of people infected with novel coronavirus in China surpasses 40,000

Number of people infected with a novel coronavirus in China comprised 40,171 as of February 9, 00:00 Chinese time (20:00 Yerevan time), the death toll has risen to 908, Chinese healthcare authorities said, reports TASS.

Number of people infected with novel coronavirus in China surpasses 40,000

Number of people infected with novel coronavirus in China surpasses 40,000

STEPANAKERT, FEBRUARY 10, ARTSAKHPRESS: The number of coronavirus cases in mainland China rose by 3,062 in the past 24 hours. Another 97 patients died. A total of 632 patients have been discharged from medical facilities. As many as 64 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The death toll from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China’s Hubei province has risen by 91 to 871, the local healthcare authority said on Monday.

According to authorities, more than 2,600 people contracted the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, so the number of infected cases in the province exceeded 29,300. As many as 356 patients have been discharged from medical facilities. The total number of coronavirus cases recorded in China has exceeded 39,800, while the death toll has hit 094. More than 3,000 patients have recovered from the virus.

On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, central China. On January 7, Chinese experts identified the 2019-nCoV coronavirus as the cause of the disease. Coronavirus cases have also been reported in 24 other countries, including Russia. The WHO declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global health emergency.


     

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