On Monday, according to health authorities of China, the death toll in the coronavirus outbreak in China’s Hubei province has risen to 361 with 56 people succumbing to the deadly virus.
The 56 confirmed new deaths was the single-biggest increase since the virus was detected late last year in the central city of Wuhan, where it is believed to have jumped from animals at a market into humans.
The virus has since spread to more than 24 countries, despite many governments imposing unprecedented travel bans on people coming from China.
According to the Hubei health authority, authorities confirmed an additional 2,103 coronavirus cases in the province, which brings the total number of cases to over 16,600. As many as 9,618 people have been hospitalised, including 478 of them who are in critical condition.
Meanwhile, there are now nine coronavirus cases in the United States. There are four confirmed cases in California, two in Illinois and one each in Massachusetts, Washington and Arizona.
Also, Russia has suspended passenger train service with China starting from February 3 over coronavirus concerns, state company Russian Railways said on Sunday, Sputnik reported.
The World Health Organization has declared the crisis a global health emergency, and the first foreign death from the virus was reported in the Philippines on Sunday.