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China: New coronavirus cases drop but deaths jump to 150

  • Published at 10:45 am February 24th, 2020
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A construction worker wearing a face mask walks across a street in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China on February 23, 2020 Reuters

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the mainland is now 77,150

Mainland China had 409 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, the National Health Commission said on Monday, down from 648 reported a day earlier.

The number of new deaths, however, rose to 150 from 97 over the same period, it said in a statement.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the mainland is now 77,150, and 2,592 have died from the outbreak, the commission said.