A worker distributes leaflets on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus to drivers and passengers in Hunan province of China on January 27, 2020.
A worker distributes leaflets on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus to drivers and passengers in Hunan province of China on January 27, 2020. |Chen Zhenhai/Xinhua/IANS
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Coronavirus toll in China rises to 106

IANS

Beijing, January 28, 2020

Chinese health authorities on Tuesday that the death toll due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in the country has increased to 106, with 4,515 confirmed cases in 30 provincial-level regions.

The National Health Commission said that 976 patients remained in critical condition, and a total of 6,973 people were suspected of being infected with the virus as of Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

A total of 60 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery.

Also on Tuesday, China's Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that the 2020 spring semester for schools will be postponed due to the outbreak.

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