Death toll in China jumps to 490, confirmed cases rise to over 24,324 : Corona-virus Infection

Death toll in China jumps to 490, confirmed cases rise to over 24,324 : Corona-virus Infection

The death toll in China's novel coronavirus outbreak increased to 490 on February 4. China's National Health Commission has announced that the total number of confirmed cases jumped to 24,324.

The commission said that 65 deaths were reported on February 4 — all coming from Hubei province and its capital Wuhan.

As many as 3,887 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection were reported on February 4 itself, the commission said. On the same day, while 431 patients became seriously ill, 262 were discharged from hospital after recovery.

The commission added that 3,219 patients remained in severe condition and 23,260 people were suspected of being infected with the virus.