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Coronavirus: 722 Dead in China, and infections climb above 34,000

The death toll and the number of infections have grown again, according to official data released early Saturday.

Nationwide, 86 new deaths and 3,399 new cases emerged in the previous 24 hours, the national health authorities said.

The new figures brought the total number of deaths in China to at least 722. And the total number of confirmed cases rose to 34,546.

Most of the newly reported deaths, 81, occurred in Hubei Province, the heart of the outbreak.

Many doctors believe that deaths and infections in China are undercounted because hospitals and laboratories are under severe strain to test for the virus.

  • The New York Times

 

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