Coronavirus outbreak: China records highest one-day fatality with 73 more deaths, toll up to 563

An ambulance, parked near the cruise ship Diamond Princess, which is being used to transfer to hospital people on board who have tested positive for a new coronavirus, at the port of Yokohama on February 6, 2020. | Kyodo Kyodo/Reuters

Of the 73 deaths reported on Wednesday, 70 are from Hubei province. Tianjin, Heilongjiang and Guizhou provinces registered one death each

The total number of deaths from the novel coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 563 on Wednesday, up 73 from the previous day, PTI reported. This is highest one-day fatalities so far. The number of total confirmed infections in China is now 28,018. There are another 5,328 new suspected cases.

Of the 73 deaths reported on Wednesday, 70 are from Hubei province – the epicentre of the virus outbreak. Tianjin, Heilongjiang and Guizhou provinces registered one death each, said China’s National Health Commission.

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