January 31, 2020 / 10:35 AM / in 23 days

Number of coronavirus cases in China rises over 9,800 - ambassador

FILE PHOTO: Masks are seen on a production line manufacturing masks at a factory in Shanghai, China January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

VIENNA (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in China has risen over 9,800, the country’s envoy to the United Nations in Vienna said on Friday.

“Altogether there are 9,809 confirmed cases. Among them, there are 1,527 cases of critical conditions, (plus) 15,238 suspected cases,” the ambassador, Wang Qun - speaking through an interpreter - told member states and reporters.

He added that there had been 213 deaths.

Reporting by Francois Murphy; editing by John Stonestreet

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