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Novel Coronavirus death toll in mainland China rises to 2,788 : Health authorities

Novel Coronavirus death toll in mainland China rises to 2,788 : Health authorities

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 Feb 2020, 06:59 am

Bejing, Feb 28 (Sputnik) - The death toll from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in mainland China has risen by 44 to 2,788, the number of confirmed cases has increased by 327 to 78,824, the state health committee said Friday.

"The state health committee received from 31 provinces (areas, cities of central subordination) information about 78,824 confirmed cases of infection with the new type of coronavirus, including 39,919 people who are currently sick (7,952 are in serious condition), 36,117 people were discharged from hospitals, 2,788 died," the committee said.

In the province of Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, 318 cases of the infection were confirmed over the past day (313 in the city of Wuhan), 3,203 people were discharged from hospitals (2,498 in Wuhan), 41 deaths were registered (28 in Wuhan).