Death toll in China coronavirus outbreak rises to 2,665

Tue 25 Feb 2020 05:04 GMT | 09:04 Local Time

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The death toll in China from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 2,665, the country’s National Health Commission said Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reported.

The commission said 71 people have died in the past 24 hours while 508 new cases were detected by health authorities, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to more than 77,650.

Around 87,900 people are currently under medical care, while the number of discharged patients totals around 27,323.

Outside mainland China, there are 81 registered cases in Hong Kong and 10 others in Macau.

The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has spread to more than 25 other countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, France, Russia, Spain and India.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak an international health emergency.

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