Death toll jumped near 1,500, confirmed cases cross 63,000 due to Coronavirus


The death toll in China’s novel coronavirus jumped gone up to 1,488 while the confirmed cases of infection jumped to 63,841, official statement said on wednesday.

China saw 5,090 new coronavirus cases in the mainland on February 13, with 121 new deaths, the National Health Commission said on Friday. Hubei province, which is at the epicentre of the outbreak, earlier reported 4,823 new cases with 116 deaths.

Japan on Friday vowed to step up testing and containment efforts for the coronavirus after suffering its first death and the confirmation of new cases. Japan’s health ministry said a woman in her 80s living in Kanagawa prefecture, west of Tokyo, had died. She had been transferred between hospitals as her condition worsened and she was only confirmed to have had the coronavirus after her death.

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