New Delhi, Feb 17: The death toll from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,770 in mainland China, the National Health commission said Monday.
More than 70,500 have now been infected nationwide by the virus.
About 56 million people in Hubei and its capital city Wuhan have been placed under quarantine. The virus first emerged in December last year in central Hubei province before spreading across the country.
World Health Organisation (WHO) has deployed a team to the country to investigate the coronavirus outbreak.