Coronavirus: China toll rises to 1,523, number of new cases drops significantly over last one day
The toll in China's coronavirus epidemic rose to 1,523 on Friday, as 143 new fatalities were reported in Saturday morning's daily update. The country also reported 2,641 new confirmed cases and 2,277 new suspected cases. The total number of confirmed cases across the country now stands at 66,492, of which 11,053 are severe.
In Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, 2,420 new confirmed cases were reported, including 1,923 in Wuhan city. Of the 143 new deaths, 139 were from the Hubei province, and 107 of these were from Wuhan.