August 16, 2020 00:38 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket | India celebrates 74th Independence Day: PM Modi gives strong message to Pak, China from Red Fort | West Bengal: BJP worker found murdered in Khanakul during National Flag hoisting | From LAC to LoC, soldiers gave fitting reply to those who challenged India's sovereignty: Narendra Modi | India registers over 65,000 cases in 24 hours, tally crosses 2.5 million
Coronavirus death toll in China reaches 1,380

Coronavirus death toll in China reaches 1,380

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Feb 2020, 04:16 am

Beijing/Sputnik/UNI: The number of people, who have been infected with a new coronavirus across China, has reached 63,851, with 1,380 patients having died, the National Health Commission said on Friday.

"As of midnight on February 13 [16:00 GMT Thursday], the National Health Commission received information about 63,851 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus from 31 provinces [regions and municipalities], including 55,748 currently ill people. 10,204 people are in critical condition, 1,380 have died, 6,723 people have been discharged from hospitals," the commission said in a statement.

The commission explained the inconsistency with previous figures with an error in statistics, gathered from the province of Hubei, where 108 fatalities were counted twice.

The new strain of coronavirus – COVID-19 – was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, located in the province of Hubei, in December and has since spread to more than 25 countries. Last week, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency in light of the outbreak.  

Related Images
Kolkata witnesses 'supermoon' 01 Jan 1970, 05:30 am
Related Videos
Covid-19 press briefing by WHO 01 Jan 1970, 05:30 am
Covid-19 press briefing in India 01 Jan 1970, 05:30 am