The global death toll from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has reached 719 after another 81 fatalities were recorded in China.
The latest deaths came in Hubei province, where Wuhan – the city where the infection was first reported – is located.
Chinese health authorities have also confirmed 2,841 new cases of the SARS-like illness in Hubei, taking the total number there up to 24,953.
Hubei is home to the vast majority of global deaths and cases, with 699 of the 719 total fatalities.
Source : Sky News