Beijing/UNI/Sputnik: As many as 106 people died by the pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) here, Chinese health authorities announced on Tuesday.
According to the People's daily, the total number of confirmed cases in China was 4,515.
The National Health Commission said in its daily report that 976 patients remained in critical conditions, and 6,973 people were suspected of being infected with the virus as of the end of Monday.
As many as 60 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery.
The virus is thought to have originated from a market where wildlife was sold illegally.
Meanwhile, the Russian embassy in Beijing is discussing with the Chinese side the organization of Russian citizens’ evacuation from Hubei province, the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak, with China preferring to maintain the current regime of stay for foreigners in the province, the diplomatic mission said.
On Saturday, press officer of the Russian embassy in China, Georgy Egorov, said that Moscow was working with Beijing on the evacuation of 140 Russian citizens from Wuhan in Hubei province.