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Global death toll from coronavirus rises to 2,244

Published : Friday, 21 February, 2020 at 10:36 AM  Count : 869

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The Hubei health authority in China reported that 115 more people died of the coronavirus in Hubei province on Thursday, raising the death toll in the epicenter since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak to 2,144.

Hubei authorities confirmed an additional 411 cases of the virus in Hubei on Thursday. The total number of cases in the epicenter of the outbreak is now 62,442.

The Hubei report brings the total number of deaths in mainland China to at least 2,233. The global death toll is at least 2,244, with 11 deaths outside of mainland China.

Japan has reported three deaths from the coronavirus, while Hong Kong and Iran have each reported two deaths from coronavirus. Taiwan, the Philippines, South Korea and France have each reported one death.

The global number of confirmed coronavirus cases now exceeds 76,154 with the vast majority of cases in mainland China.

China’s National Health Commission is expected to release numbers for all of China’s provinces later today.


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