Coronavirus death toll in China reaches 3,226

The death toll from the pandemic coronavirus in mainland China reached 3,226, with 13 new deaths, the country’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported on Tuesday.

In a statement, the Commission said it had received 80,881 reports of confirmed cases and 3,226 deaths in 31 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland, while 68,679 patients had been cured and discharged from hospital.

Hubei Province, the epicenter of the virus, has recorded 12 deaths, 11 of which are in Wuhan, the statement added.

The World Health Organization (WHO), on March 11, classified the novel coronavirus as a “pandemic”, confirming that the numbers of infected people are increasing very quickly.

Source: Jordan News Agency