February 3, 2020 / 12:36 AM / 2 months ago

China says coronavirus death toll rises to 361, confirmed cases 17,205

Members of a neighbourhood committee walk the stairs as they register neighbours and ask questions about their travel history in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, during the country's outbreak of novel coronavirus. February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The total number of deaths from a coronavirus epidemic in China rose to 361 as of Sunday, up 57 from the previous day, the National Health Commission said.

It said 56 of the new deaths were in Hubei province, and one in the municipality of Chongqing.

The number of new confirmed infections in China rose by

2,829 on Sunday, bringing the total to 17,205.

Reporting by Kevin Yao and Yilei Sun; Editing by Kim Coghill

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