The number of people who have died due to the Coronavirus infection today grew by 121 to 1380, Aljazeera reports.
According to the publication, 116 of today’s cases are from the epicentre of the infection in Hubei Province alone. Over 5000 cases have been recorded outside Hubei Province the epicentre of the virus:
Hubei and its capital Wuhan, where the infection now known as COVID-19 is thought to have originated in late December, also reported a further 4,823 new cases of the infection, taking the total in the province alone to 51,986.
The coronavirus outbreak hit the Chinese Province of Hubei in December last year and has since spread countrywide.