China coronavirus fatalities pass 2,000 as infection cases decline

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Publish Date: 13:05 - 19 February 2020
Tehran 19 February _The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in mainland China has surpassed the 2,000 mark, despite a decline in new infection cases for the second straight day amid stricter containment measures by local authorities in the hardest-hit city of Wuhan.

China coronavirus fatalities pass 2,000 as infection cases declineTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)-According to the latest figures announced by China’s National Health Commission on Wednesday, fatalities rose by 136, reaching 2,004 as of the end of Tuesday. The commission further reported 1,749 new infection cases, reflecting the lowest daily increase since January 29, bringing the total number of those infected to 74,185.

At least 132 of the deaths were registered in Hubei Province, where Wuhan is located. Moreover, 1,693 of the 1,749 new confirmed infection cases reported nationwide were from Hubei, bringing the total number of infections across China to 74,185.

However, the latest number of new infections in the province on Tuesday was down from 1,807 the previous day, while the number of the deaths there climbed by 132 to 1,921.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has formerly said that any visible trend “must be interpreted very cautiously.”

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