πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

China death toll passes 700, American dies of coronavirus in Wuhan

Credit: Reuters Studio
Published on February 10, 2020 - Duration: 00:59s

China death toll passes 700, American dies of coronavirus in Wuhan

The death toll in mainland China surpassed 700 on Saturday, according to authorities, and is poised to pass the 774 deaths recorded globally during the 2002-2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Lauren Anthony reports.

Advertisement

China death toll passes 700, American dies of coronavirus in Wuhan

**EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: The script has been edited to take out reference to the U.S. citizen who died in Wuhan being male.

As of the morning of Monday, January 10, the gender of this person remains unclear.

The death toll from the new coronavirus rose past 700 in mainland China on Saturday (February 8), according to authorities.

The number of fatalities are poised to surpass the 774 deaths recorded globally during the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s.

A 60-year-old American also died from the infection in the Chinese city of Wuhan - the epicenter of the outbreak - marking the first confirmed non-Chinese death of the illness, U.S. officials said.

While the vast majority of cases have been in China, the virus has spread to some two dozen countries abroad.

Five British nationals, including a child, were diagnosed with the virus in France, after staying in the same ski chalet in the Contamines-Montjoie resort in Savoie.

The infected Britons had been hospitalized overnight in the region.

But officials have said they were not in a serious condition.

Hong Kong authorities said on Saturday 35 crew members and 9 passengers of a quarantined cruise ship were tested negative of coronavirus after they showed signs of having a fever and a respiratory tract infection.

You are here

Related news from verified sources

SHANGHAI β€” A U.S. citizen died from the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, American officials said on Saturday. It was the first known American death from the...
on February 8, 2020 • Seattle Times

Co-Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ:CODX), which is now selling its screening test for the deadly coronavirus, announced Tuesday, it has arranged some $10.2 million in...
on February 11, 2020 • Proactive Investors

Related videos from verified sources

Trump Said They're Ordering 'A Lot Of Different Elements Of Medical' To Fight The Coronavirus 00:33
Credit: Wochit - Published on February 29, 2020 

US increases travel restrictions as Trump confirms first coronavirus death 01:09
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO - Published on February 29, 2020 

You might like