Coronavirus: Death Toll Surges To 2,118

Patient being taken to hospital in China (File Image) - Sakshi Post

BEIJING: The death toll in China's deadly coronavirus has increased to 2,118, with a total of 74,576 confirmed cases, health authorities said on Thursday.

The National Health Commission said that it had received reports of 394 new confirmed cases and 114 deaths on Wednesday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, reports Xinhua news agency.

Among the deaths, 108 were in Hubei province and one each in Hebei, Shanghai, Fujian, Shandong, Yunnan and Shaanxi. Another 1,277 new suspected cases were reported on Wednesday, said the Commission.

On Wednesday, 1,779 people were discharged from hospital after recovery, while the number of severe cases decreased by 113 to 11,864.

The number of reported cases outside of China:

Japan (705), Singapore (84), South Korea (82), Hong Kong (65), Thailand (35), Taiwan (24), Malaysia (22), Germany (16), Vietnam (16), Australia (15), the US (15), France (12), Macau (10), the UK (nine), the UAE (nine), Canada (eight), India (three), the Philippines (three), Italy (three), Russia (two), Iran (two), Egypt (one), Spain (two), Cambodia (one), Finland (one), Nepal (one), Sri Lanka (one), Sweden (one) and Belgium (one), according to figures published by the South China Morning Post.

Hong Kong (two), the Philippines (one), Japan (one) and France (one) have reported deaths.

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