Coronavirus kills more than 100 people and infects 4.5 thousand in China

Coronavirus kills more than 100 people and infects 4.5 thousand in China

The death toll among Chinese citizens who died of pneumonia caused by novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV has soared to 106, and 4,515 others have been infected, China's National Health Commission reported.

According to AFP news agency, over the past day 24 people have died in the Hubei province. A total of 1,291 new cases of the disease have been registered there.

The biggest number of coronavirus cases has been recorded in the Hubei province (2,714 cases, 47 deaths) and its capital Wuhan (1,590 cases, 42 deaths). Some 80 people were infected in Beijing (one death) and another 21 in the Heilongjiang province, bordering on Russia (one death).

The new strain of coronavirus has already been identified in almost all Chinese provinces including Beijing and Shanghai as well as in other countries such as Australia, Malaysia, Nepal, France, Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, South Korea, Singapore, the United States and Japan.

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