China reports 35 more virus deaths, 573 new cases
BEIJING, March 1, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – China on Sunday reported 35 more deaths
from the new coronavirus, taking the toll in the country to 2,870.
The number is lower than the 47 fatalities reported by Chinese authorities
The National Health Commission also reported 573 new infections, bringing
the total number of cases in mainland China to 79,824.
While still in the hundreds, the figure for new infections is far lower
than the huge, daily increase in cases China was recording in January and
All but one of the 35 deaths were in Hubei province, whose capital Wuhan
is the epicentre of the outbreak.
The new coronavirus, which has killed nearly 3,000 people and infected
more than 86,000 in dozens of countries, is believed to have first emerged
late last year in a Wuhan market that sold wild animals.