Beijing: The death toll due to the Coronavirus outbreak has risen to 908 and the number of confirmed cases rose over 40,000, Chinese health officials said on Monday.
There were 97 deaths and 3,062 new confirmed cases of the lethal infection on Sunday. China’s National Health Commission said.
Another 4,008 new suspected cases were reported on Sunday. Moreover, 296 patients became seriously ill, the commission said, adding that 6,484 patients remained in severe condition and 23,589 people were suspected of being infected with the virus.
By the end of Sunday, 36 confirmed cases, including one death, had been reported in Hong Kong, 10 confirmed cases in Macao and 18 in Taiwan. Overseas, over 300 cases of coronavirus have been reported, including from three from Kerala.
Meanwhile, millions of people have started returning to Beijing and other cities in China after the extended holiday of China’s New Year.