Of the reported 1,400 deaths from the coronavirus to date, all but two have been in China.
China’s Hubei province, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported 116 new deaths from the virus to the end of Thursday, according to a statement published today.
This follows a sharp increase on the previous day’s tally, meaning there were 4,823 new cases, including 3,095 clinical diagnoses, to take the total for Hubei to 51,986.
Dr Ryan added there had been two deaths and 447 cases in 24 countries outside China.
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