China NCoV toll now 811, surpasses SARS deaths

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has increased to 811 on Sunday, surpassing that of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003.

Data released by China”s National Health Commission shows that, until midnight, 811 coronavirus deaths had been recorded in mainland China, other than those registered in the Philippines last weekend and Hong Kong earlier this week, reports Efe news.

This brings the total number of deaths due to the outbreak to 813. The SARS epidemic claimed 774 lives worldwide between 2002-2003, according to the World Health Organization.

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