China’s coronavirus death toll jumps to 1,113

Dhaka, Thursday   02 April 2020


China’s coronavirus death toll jumps to 1,113

 International Desk

 Published: 10:47 AM, 12 February 2020   Updated: 02:48 PM, 12 February 2020

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The death toll reached at 1,113 in China’s new coronavirus on Wednesday after another 97 deaths were reported by the national health commission of China.

The figure is only the second time there has been a decline in the daily death toll and follows Tuesday’s data showing 108 new fatalities.

More than 44,600 people have been confirmed as infected by the pathogen across China.

Around 2,000 new cases were reported on Wednesday, with 1,638 in the hard-hit province of Hubei, where the outbreak emerged in December.

The new virus is believed to have emerged last year in a market that sells wild animals in Hubei’s capital Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak.

The virus was officially named “COVID-19” at a conference in Geneva held by the World Health Organization, where the body’s chief said countries had a chance of stopping its global spread.

The Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Tuesday that although 99 percent of cases are in China, where it remains “very much an emergency,” it also “holds a very grave threat for the rest of the world.”

Ghebreyesus urged all countries to share data for further research on the disease.