Death toll in China’s corona virus jumps to 2,236

Beijing: “The death toll in China’s novel corona virus has gone up to 2,236 with 118 more deaths reported mostly from the hard-hit Hubei province.The overall confirmed infection cases have climbed to 75,465″,Chinese health officials said.

The number of deaths is higher than the previous day when 114 people died of the disease, but the country reported the lowest number of new infection cases in nearly a month fuelling hopes that Beijing’s epidemic control efforts were working.

According to the National Health Commission’s daily report,”By Thursday a total of 2,236 deaths and 75,465 confirmed cases had been reported in China”.

“Another 1,614 new suspected cases were reported on Thursday and 5,206 people were still suspected of being infected.Among the deaths, 115 were from the epicentre of the virus Hubei province and one each in Zhejiang, Chongqing and Yunnan”, the report added.

It also said that 18,264 patients infected with the novel corona virus have been discharged from hospitals after recovery by the end of Thursday.

Hubei Province reported 411 new confirmed cases and 115 new deaths on Thursday,the provincial health commission reported today.The latest report brought the total confirmed cases in the hard-hit province to 62,442. Wuhan recorded a total of 45,346 confirmed cases.

Among the 42,056 hospitalised patients, 8,979 were still in severe condition and another 2,018 in critical condition, the local health commission said.

By the end of Thursday, 68 confirmed cases including two deaths had been reported in Hong Kong ,10 confirmed cases in Macao, and 24 in Taiwan including one death.

Among the infected at Fuxing Hospital in Xicheng district were eight medical workers, nine cleaning staff and 19 other patients along with their families.As of Wednesday, Beijing had confirmed 395 cases of novel corona virus infection, with four deaths.