/Global coronavirus cases top 71,000 as Americans evacuated from Japan cruise ship – CNN International

Global coronavirus cases top 71,000 as Americans evacuated from Japan cruise ship – CNN International

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A total of 105 people were killed by the coronavirus in mainland China on Sunday, the Chinese National Health Commission (NHC) said.

One hundred of the 105 deaths yesterday were in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. The NHC said that more than 1,933 additional cases of the virus were confirmed Sunday. That brings the total number of cases in Hubei to 58,182.

A total of 2,048 cases were confirmed in mainland China on Sunday.

Authorities said 10,844 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

The global tallies: There have been more than 71,319 cases of the virus recorded worldwide, 70,548 of which are in mainland China. The global death toll now stands at 1,775, with the vast majority of those deaths in mainland China. Five deaths have been reported outside of mainland China: one in Hong Kong, one in Taiwan, one in Japan, one in the Philippines and one in France.