02 April 2020,   19:42
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Death toll from coronavirus rises to 2004 in China

The death toll in China from novel coronavirus outbreak has risen to 2,004, with 136 new fatalities reported in the past 24 hours, the Chinese state health committee said.

The number of confirmed cases has gone up by 1 749 to reach 74 185. The number of people who have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals has risen by 1 824 to 14 376.

The novel coronavirus disease, dubbed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, was first detected in Wuhan, China’s Hubei Province, in late December 2019 and has since spread to more than 25 other countries.

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