Virus Deaths in China Top 2,700; Total Infection Cases Exceed 78,000

By Kyodo News 26 February 2020

BEIJING—The number of deaths in mainland China from coronavirus infections has risen by 52 to 2,715, with confirmed cases of infection reaching 78,064, the country’s health authorities said Wednesday.

All new deaths in the 24 hours to the end of Tuesday occurred in the central province of Hubei, the epicenter of the public health crisis, according to the National Health Commission. The number of new infections in Hubei stood at 401, down from 499 a day earlier.

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