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CORONAVIRUS: Death toll soars to 361 in China

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New Delhi: A thermal screening being carried out on the passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, at the IGI airport in New Delhi on Feb 2, 2020. National carrier Air India's second special flight to Wuhan, landed at the IGI airport here on Sunday with 323 Indian and seven Maldivian citizens onboard. (Photo: IANS) by .
New Delhi: A thermal screening being carried out on the passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, at the IGI airport in New Delhi on Feb 2, 2020. National carrier Air India's second special flight to Wuhan, landed at the IGI airport here on Sunday with 323 Indian and seven Maldivian citizens onboard. (Photo: IANS)

The overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland had reached 17,205 by the end of Sunday, the commission said, noting that a total of 361 people had died of the disease…reported Asian Lite News

BEIJING, Feb. 2, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A staff member (L) checks a passenger's temperature at the exit of Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 2, 2020. Chinese authorities have tightened measures to battle the novel coronavirus epidemic as a growing number of people hit the road and return to work after the Spring Festival holiday. (Photo by Ren Chao/Xinhua/IANS) by .
A staff member (L) checks a passenger’s temperature at the exit of Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 2, 2020. (Photo by Ren Chao/Xinhua/IANS)

Chinese health authorities on Monday said it received reports of 2,829 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 57 deaths on Sunday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.

Among the deaths, 56 are in Hubei Province and one in southwest China’s Chongqing, according to China’s National Health Commission,media reported.

Another 5,173 new suspected cases were reported on Sunday, said the commission.

Also on Sunday, 186 patients became seriously ill, and 147 people were discharged from hospital after recovery.

The overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland had reached 17,205 by the end of Sunday, the commission said, noting that a total of 361 people had died of the disease.

NANCHANG, Feb. 2, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Workers make protective suits at the workshop of a company in Jinxian County, east China's Jiangxi Province, Feb. 1, 2020. To help fight the outbreak of pneumonia caused by novel coronavirus, workers of many medical material companies rushed to work ahead of schedule to make protective equipment. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang/IANS) by .
Workers make protective suits at the workshop of a company in Jinxian County, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Feb. 1, 2020. To help fight the outbreak of pneumonia caused by novel coronavirus, workers of many medical material companies rushed to work ahead of schedule to make protective equipment. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang/IANS)

The commission added that 2,296 patients remained in severe condition, and 21,558 people were suspected of being infected with the virus.

A total of 475 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery.

The commission said 189,583 close contacts had been traced, adding that among them, 10,055 were discharged from medical observation on Sunday, with 152,700 others still under medical observation.

By the end of Sunday, 15 confirmed cases had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), eight in the Macao SAR and ten in Taiwan.

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