Beijing: Coronavirus has claimed 132 lives in China even as confirmed infections rose to nearly 6,000, health officials in China said.
The deadly virus continues to wreak havoc in China with 25 new fatalities reported from central Hubei province. Health experts warned that the epidemic may reach its peak in the next 10 days.
The Chinese health authorities announced on Wednesday that 5,974 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus had been reported in 31regions. China’s National Health Commission said in its daily report that 1,239 patients remained in critical condition and 9,239 people were suspected to be infected with the virus.