Confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 2,744 on Chinese mainland

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus infections rose to 2,744 on the Chinese mainland as of Sunday midnight, including 80 deaths, the National Health Commission said on Monday Morning.

A total of 769 new confirmed infections were reported on Sunday, including 24 new fatalities, all in Hubei province, the commission said, adding that another 3,806 suspected cases had also been reported.

The number of confirmed infections rose to eight in Hong Kong, five in Macao and four in Taiwan, the commission said.

Thailand reported seven infections, Japan three, South Korea three, the United States three, Vietnam two, Singapore four, Malaysia three, Nepal one, France three, and Australia four, the commission added.

Hubei province reported 24 new fatalities on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths from the pneumonia disease to 76 as of Sunday midnight, the provincial health commission said on Monday morning.

The number of confirmed infections increased by 371 on Sunday, resulting in a total number of 1,423 infections reported in the province which includes 221 in critical condition, it said.

Of all the confirmed infections, 698 were reported in Wuhan, capital of the province, the commission said.

Health authorities in the province have traced 10,394 people with close contact with patients, with 1,291 of them having been released from medical observation, the commission said.

(Pic: Aerial photo taken on Jan 26, 2020 shows a riverside boulevard in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province. – Photo/Xinhua)

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