Coronavirus Death toll in China rises to 908, total cases jump to 40,000

Coronavirus Death toll in China rises to 908, total cases jump to 40,000

The death toll in China due to the novel coronavirus epidemic rose to 908, Chinese health officials said on February 10.

The total number of confirmed cases has risen to around 40,171 in China's 31 provincial-level regions so far.

China's National Health Commission has also said that there were 97 deaths and 3,062 new confirmed cases of the lethal infection on February 9.

According to the commission, ninety-one deaths were reported from the Hubei province — the epicentre of the epidemic. There were two reported deaths in Anhui, and one each in Heilongjiang, Jiangxi, Hainan and Gansu.

On February 9, as many as 3,281 patients were discharged from hospital after recovery.