Death toll in China due to coronavirus epidemic jumps to 1,113 nationwide

Customer pushes a cart while shopping inside a supermarket of Alibaba's Hema Fresh chain, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan. (Reuters)

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China had reached 1,113 as of the end of Tuesday, up by 97 from the previous day, the country’s National Health Commission said on Wednesday.

The central Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak also known as corona, reported 94 deaths, while in the provincial capital of Wuhan, 72 people died.

Across mainland China, there were 2,015 new confirmed infections on Tuesday, the lowest since January 30.

The total accumulated number so far has reached 44,653.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05
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