Coronavirus death toll crosses 1,000 in China

11/02/2020 at 10:34 AM

New Delhi, Feb 11: The coronavirus death toll has crossed 1,000 in mainland China.

The number of fatalities from the virus jumped to 1,011 nationwide on Tuesday.

The hard-hit Hubei province reported 103 new deaths and Hubei’s health commission also confirmed another 2,097 new cases in the central province.

There are more than 42,200 confirmed cases across China as per a previously released government report.

World Health Organisation (WHO) has deployed a team to the country to investigate the coronavirus outbreak.

The virus is believed to have emerged last year in a animal meat market in Wuhan city, the epicentre of the outbreak.

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