January 31, 2020 / 12:14 AM / a month ago

China says death toll from coronavirus outbreak rises to 213

Satellite image of Dabie Mountain Regional Medical Centre in Huanggang, Hubei, China September 3, 2019. Picture taken September 3, 2019. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Friday the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in the country rose to 213 as of end-Thursday, with another 1,982 new cases confirmed.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in China reached 9,692 as of end-Thursday, NHC said in a statement.

Reporting by Muyu Xu in BEIJING and Brenda Goh in SHANGHAI; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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