Death toll from coronavirus outbreak in China rises to 1,016 – authorities


BEIJING – The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has reached 1,016 people while the number of confirmed cases has risen to 42,638, Sputnik news agency reported China’s state health committee as saying on Tuesday.

“As of midnight on February 10, the state health committee received information from 31 provinces… about 42,638 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the new type of coronavirus, including 37,626 people currently infected (7,333 in serious condition), a total of 3,996 people were discharged from hospitals and 1,016 died,” the committee said.

The death count a day earlier was 908 and the number of confirmed cases stood at 40,171.