China's Hubei province reports 93 new coronavirus deaths

by Reuters
Monday, 17 February 2020 23:31 GMT

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BEIJING, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The number of deaths in China's central Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak rose by 93 to 1,789 as of Monday, the province's health commission said on its website on Tuesday.

There had been a further 1,807 cases detected in Hubei, the epicentre of the outbreak, taking the total in the province to 59,989.

Most of the new deaths on Monday were in Hubei's provincial capital of Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated.

Wuhan reported 72 new deaths, down from 76 on Sunday. A total of 1,381 people in Wuhan have now died from the virus.

New confirmed cases in Wuhan stood at 1,600, down from 1,690 on Sunday. (Reporting by Ryan Woo; Editing by Kim Coghill and Stephen Coates)

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