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Death Toll From COVID-19 in China Crosses 2300, WHO Team to Visit Wuhan


Corona virus outbreak in China is not taking the name of decreasing and the number of people who die due to infection of this virus is continuously increasing. The death toll has risen to 2,345 with 109 more deaths. While 76,288 people have confirmed the infection. Chinese health officials said that the World Health Organization (WHO) experts present in the country can visit the most affected Wuhan city on Saturday to investigate the outbreak of COVID-19 outbreak.

A Chinese health official said on Saturday that, “A total of 397 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, while 109 deaths were reported from 31 provincial-level regions. In the regular report of the National Health Commission (NHC) on Saturday, a total of 2,345 people died of the disease by the end of Friday and coronar virus infection has been confirmed in 76,288 people across the country.”

According to the report, 106 of these deaths have occurred in Hubei province, one each in Hubei, Shanghai and Xinjiang province. The Provincial Health Commission said that till Friday in Hubei province, 106 deaths have been confirmed along with 366 more infections. It was told that according to the new report, infection in 63,455 people has been confirmed in the most affected province. NHC said that 20,659 patients infected with the virus across China were discharged from the hospital on Friday after their condition improved.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told media in Geneva on Friday that the WHO-led team of international experts, currently present in China will visit Wuhan on Saturday to investigate the corona virus outbreak. The 12-member team, which arrived in China on Monday, was initially allowed to travel to Beijing, Guangdong and Sichuan provinces, while the badly affected Hubei province and its capital Wuhan were missing from the list. However, the Chinese government finally allowed the team to go to Wuhan.