Death toll from coronavirus outbreak in China rises to 563 – authorities

by BERNAMA / pic by AFP

MOSCOW – The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 563 and the number of confirmed cases has reached 28,018 people, Sputnik news agency quoted China’s state health committee as saying on Thursday.

It said 1,153 people had been discharged from hospitals.

“As of midnight on February 5, the state health committee received information from 31 provinces… about 28,018 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the new type of coronavirus, of which 3,859 people are in serious condition, 563 died, 1,153 people were discharged from hospitals,” the committee said.

On Wednesday, the committee said the overall number of cases of pneumonia caused by the new type of coronavirus in mainland China had reached 24,324 people, and 490 people had died.