Coronavirus: Death Toll Rises To 56 In China

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Wuhan: The death toll from a virus in China has risen to 56 and the number of people infected across the country is nearing 2,000.

As per reports, Hubei’s health authorities separately reported 323 new confirmed cases of the virus, which first emerged in the provincial capital, Wuhan, in late December.

President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that China faced a “grave situation” as authorities raced to contain a respiratory illness that has caused the widespread abandonment of Lunar New Year celebrations nationwide and overwhelmed health facilities in Hubei.

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