February 16, 2020 / 1:09 AM / 3 months ago

China reports 142 new deaths from coronavirus on mainland on Feb 15

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China has reached 1,665 as of the end of Saturday, up by 142 from the previous day, the country’s National Health Commission said on Sunday morning.

The number of new deaths in China’s central Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 139 as of Saturday.

Across mainland China, there were 2009 new confirmed infections on Saturday. The total accumulated number so far has reached 68,500.

Reporting by Stella Qiu in Beijing and Engen Tham in Shanghai; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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