China: Corona fatality toll hits 1,362

KUWAIT Death toll claimed by the novel coronavirus has climbed to 1,362, the Chinese National Health Commission announced on Thursday.

Number of patients who have been confirmed as infected with the infectious disease reached 59,651 in 31 regions, districts and cities throughout China.

The commission added in its updated report that there were 14,921 new confirmed cases, including 14,840 in the central province of Hubei, epicenter of the contagious virus outbreak.

Moreover, there were 249 new fatalities, including 242 ones in the same province the highest daily hike reported since the disease flare up.

Number of those who have completely recovered and discharged from hospitals reached 5,646, including 3,441 of such cases in Hubei.

Meanwhile, number of makeshift hospitals, set up as part of extraordinary measures to cope with the outbreak in Wuhan, provincial capital of Hubei, reached 40.

Source: Kuwait News Agency