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Coronavirus death toll soars to 803, Surpasses SARS Deaths

Last updated on February 9, 2020

The number of deaths from China’s brand new coronavirus outbreak jumped to 803 on Sunday following hard-hit Hubei state reported 81 brand new deaths.

The cost is currently higher than the international number of deaths brought on by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus, which killed 774 people in 2002-2003.

In its daily upgrade, Hubei’s health commission also affirmed the following 2,147 new cases in the central state, in which the epidemic arose in December.

There are currently over 36,690 confirmed instances across China.

The virus is thought to have emerged annually at a marketplace that sells wild creatures in Hubei’s funding Wuhan, a town in the center of the outbreak, even before dispersing across the nation.

The World Health Organization said Saturday that the amount of cases being reported every day in China is”stabilizing” — but cautioned that it was too premature to say whether the virus has surfaced.

A 60-year-old US taxpayer identified with the virus died on Thursday in Wuhan, as stated by the US embassy.

The only supported deaths beyond the mainland are a Chinese guy from the Philippines along with a 39-year-old guy in Hong Kong.