China confirms 1,287 coronavirus cases, with 41 deaths

Travellers wearing masks arrive on a direct flight from China at Vancouver International Airport. (Reuters)

China has confirmed 1,287 cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus as of January 24, while the death toll from the virus has risen to 41, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.

The virus originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei late last year and has spread to Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as the United States, Thailand, South Korea, and Japan.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:06 - GMT 11:06