Death toll surpasses 2,000 in China coronavirus outbreak, with over 75,000 confirmed cases globally

The viral outbreak gripping China

The viral outbreak gripping China has claimed over 2,000 lives – the vast majority in Hubei province, the epicenter of the illness – according to the latest official tally. More than 75,000 people have been infected to date.

Health officials in Hubei reported 132 new fatalities on Tuesday, a significant increase from the 93 confirmed the day prior. However even as the death and disease tolls continue to climb in China and elsewhere, over 13,000 patients have recovered from the contagion, including some 8,000 in Hubei.

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