Coronavirus Outbreak: Death toll Reaches 800

New Delhi: The death toll in mainland China from the deadly coronavirus rose to 811, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.

A Japanese and an American became the first foreigners to die of the illness in China.

The commission reported 89 deaths nationwide up to midnight on Saturday with 81 of the fatalities in Hubei, the central province at the heart of the outbreak.

More people have now died from coronavirus in China than did worldwide during the 2002-2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), with the total number of infections in the country rising to 37,198.

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