YEMEN Press Agency

Coronavirus deaths rise to 1,113 in China

SANAA, Feb. 13 (YPA) – The death toll from the new coronavirus epidemic in China has risen to 1,113, Chinese health officials reported .

Chinese health officials said on Wednesday that 97 new deaths and 2,015 new cases had emerged in the previous 24 hours nationwide.

The cases of infection also now reached 44,653, the officials said.

Authorities have locked down dozens of millions of people in the epicenter of the epidemic “Hubei Province’s capital”, Wuhan and several other cities and regions in an unprecedented effort to contain the outbreak.

International efforts are also being made to contain the virus, which has spread to dozens of countries across the globe so far.