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China's Hubei reports 108 more deaths, global death toll at 2,120

CORONAVIRUS | China’s central Hubei province had 349 new confirmed cases of coronavirus yesterday, the province’s health commission said today, down from 1,693 cases a day earlier and the lowest since Jan 25.

That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Hubei to 62,031.

The number of new confirmed cases yesterday was the final tally following deductions of 279 cases from 10 cities in Hubei, according to the health commission.

The number of new cases reported by the commission every day is a net figure that includes such deductions.

Excluding the deductions, the number of new cases on Wednesday stood at 628.

The death toll in Hubei from the outbreak reached 2,029 as of the end of yesterday, up by 108 from the previous day.

Most of the new deaths were in Hubei’s provincial capital of Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated.

Wuhan reported 88 new deaths, down from 116 on Tuesday. A total of 1,585 people in Wuhan have now died from the virus.

The global total now stands at 2,120 deaths from 75,291 cases. All but eight of the deaths have occurred in mainland China.

- Reuters

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