YEMEN Press Agency

Coronavirus deaths rise to 1,523 in China

SANAA, Feb. 15 (YPA) -The number of new coronavirus deaths on the Chinese mainland has risen to 1,523 by the end of Friday, authorities said Saturday, noting that the number of infected cases has reached 66,492.

“As of midnight on February 14, the Health Committee had received information from 31 provinces on 66,492 confirmed infected cases of coronavirus (including 11,053 in critical health condition) and 1,523 deaths,” the National Health Commission of China said in a statement.

The authorities in Hubei Province announced on Friday that the number of deaths from the new coronavirus in the region has risen to 1,457, with 54,400 infected people, and about 4,774 cases recovered.

WHO confirmed that it was “too early” to announce any conclusions about the peak of the coronavirus and what stages of the conversation were going on?

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said this week that the coronavirus poses a “very serious threat” to the world, despite the fact that 99 percent of cases are in China.