Coronavirus Outbreak: The death toll in China has reached 361 with 57 deaths reported on Sunday while the number of confirmed cases have been reported 17,205, Chinese health officials announced on Monday.
China’s National Health Commission said 2,829 new cases of coronavirus have been reported nationwide on February 2. The state-run Xinhua quoted the commission’s report as saying: “The death toll rises to 361 with 57 deaths repoted on Sunday. Out of 57 deaths on Sunday, 56 were reported from Hubei Province and one from southwest China’s Chongqing, the commision added.
Total of 5,173 new cases were reported on Sunday. On Sunday, 186 patients were seriously ill, while 146 people were discharged from hospital after recovery. Meanwhile, 2,296 patients remained in severe condition and 21,558 people were suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus.
Meanwhile, China is set to open a 1,000-bed Huoshenshan (Fire God Mountain) hospital built in record 10 days at Wuhan. The hospital is dedicated to treating patients infected with the virus. It is pertinent to mention that Wuhan is the epicentre of the virus outbreak in central China’s Hubei Province.
Likewise, another 2,300-bed hospital will open on Wednesday. Around 1,400 medical staff from the armed forces have been tasked to treat patients in Huoshenshan Hospital starting from Monday.