UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY BREAKING NEWS) — The total number of people who have died from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has reached 904.
As the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak soared to over 900 people worldwide, the Chinese ambassador to the US has cautioned against fueling panic and spreading dangerous rumors about the virus’ still unknown origins.
An outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December and has since spread to more than 25 countries around the world.
The number of people who have died from coronavirus in China’s Hubei province has risen to 871, over 29,600 have been infected, the regional health committee reported on Sunday. 1,795 patients have been discharged from hospitals.
On Sunday, 2,618 new cases of coronavirus were registered in Hubei Province, of which 1,921 were in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak.
“As of 24:00 on 9 February 2020, Hubei Province reported a total of 29,631 cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, including 16,902 cases in Wuhan. 22,160 patients are still being treated in hospitals. 73,127 people remain under medical observation”, the statement said.
On 8 February, Hubei province reported 780 fatalities, while 27,100 people were infected with the new virus.
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