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Residents wearing face masks and pyjamas are seen on a street in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China had reached 1,523 as of the end of Friday, up by 143 from the previous day, the country’s National Health Commission said on Saturday morning.
The number of new deaths in China’s central Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 139 as of Friday.
Across mainland China, there were 2,641 new confirmed infections on Friday. The total accumulated number so far has reached 66,492.
Reporting by Winni Zhou and Brenda Goh in Shanghai, Zhang Min in Beijing; Editing by Daniel Wallis