Deaths in China from Coronavirus reach 811
SANAA, Feb. 9 (YPA) – The National Health Commission of China announced on Sunday that the number of deaths from infection with the Coronavirus in the mainland of China reached 811 cases by the end of Saturday, an increase of 89 cases from the previous day.
Hubei, the epicenter of the virus, declared 81 deaths on Saturday.
Across the mainland, there were 2,656 new confirmed cases on Saturday, bringing the total to date to 3,7198.
It is noteworthy that the death toll from the Coruna virus exceeded that of the SARS epidemic in 2002-2003 worldwide.
In the years 2002-2003, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which belongs to the novel Corona virus of the same strain, claimed the lives of 774 people worldwide.
The epidemic continues to spread throughout the world, with more than 320 people confirmed in nearly thirty countries and regions.