Over 1800 people dead in China from Coronavirus
Beijing : More than 1800 people have lost their lives due to the deadly coronavirus in China. In a daily update, the province's health commission also reported 1,807 new cases, a smaller number of infections compared to those declared on Monday.
With the addition of new cases, the total number of the infected people has crossed the figure of 72,000. Most of these cases are from the Hubei province in China.
Tuesday's jump in the death count was also lower than the increase reported Monday, bringing the national number of deaths to 1,863.
Outside Hubei, the Chinese authorities have shown positive signs in containing the virus as a very few cases have been reported there.
However, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the trend "must be interpreted very cautiously".
"Trends can change as new populations are affected. It is too early to tell if this reported decline will continue. Every scenario is still on the table," he told reporters on Monday.