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Death toll from novel coronavirus in China reaches 638

Over the past day, the death toll from a new coronavirus in China has risen to 638 people. Data of an online map developed by scientists say.

At the same time, the number of people who have recovered is also growing — 1,547 people. The number of confirmed cases of the disease is increasing — 31,440 cases have been registered.

Most of the infected are in Hubei province, where the spread of the virus began. There have been registered 22,112 cases of the virus, 618 dead and 817 recovered.

The number of countries where coronavirus cases were registered is also increasing. As of today, 265 cases in 26 countries have been confirmed outside of China. Most of the patients are in Japan (86), Thailand (25), Singapore (30), Hong Kong (24), South Korea (24), Australia (15), Germany (12), USA (12) and Malaysia (12).

The World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency due to the spread of coronavirus.

  • The new type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV was discovered in late December in the Chinese Wuhan city. The source of infection were animals that were sold on the local market.