Patients under quarantine. Photo: www.scmp.com/news/china

MOSCOW: The number of people, who died of a new coronavirus in the Chinese province of Hubei, has risen to 549, the provincial health commission said on Thursday.

Within the past 24 hours, the number of infected people has increased by 2,897 to 19,665. Over 630 people have been discharged from hospitals, reported Sputnik news agency.

The new strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, located in Hubei, in December and has since spread to more than 25 countries. Last week, the World Health Organisation declared a global health emergency in light of the outbreak. – Bernama

Published status as at 12 noon (MST) — 28276 Infected; 565 Deaths & 28 Countries/regions affected. (Source: thebaselab)

Patients under quarantine. Photo: www.scmp.com/news/china