Hubei province reports 411 new coronavirus cases

Hubei province reports 411 new coronavirus cases

Buses transporting evacuees from coronavirus-hit China's Hubei province drive past demonstrators during a protest against their arrival near the village of Novi Sanzhary in Poltava region, Ukraine, on Thursday. (Reuters photo)
Buses transporting evacuees from coronavirus-hit China's Hubei province drive past demonstrators during a protest against their arrival near the village of Novi Sanzhary in Poltava region, Ukraine, on Thursday. (Reuters photo)

BEIJING: China's central Hubei province had 411 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday, the province's health commission said on Friday, up from 349 cases a day earlier.

The uptick in cases reversed three days of declines, although the number was still the lowest since Jan 26. It brings the total accumulated number of confirmed cases in Hubei to 62,442.

The death toll in Hubei from the outbreak reached 2,144 as of the end of Thursday, up by 115 from the previous day.

The number of new confirmed cases in the provincial capital of Wuhan, epicentre of the outbreak, stood at 319, down from 615 a day earlier and the lowest since Jan. 28.

Wuhan reported 99 new deaths, up from 88 on Wednesday. A total of 1,684 people in Wuhan have now died from the virus.


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