January 21, 2020 / 9:58 AM / a month ago

Death toll from coronavirus outbreak in China's Wuhan rises to six: state TV

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak has risen to six in China’s central city of Wuhan as of Jan. 20, the city’s mayor told state television.

A total of 258 cases had been confirmed in the city by the end of Monday, Zhou Xianwang said in an interview.

Separately, China’s eastern Zhejiang provincial health authority said a total of five cases of new coronavirus were confirmed as of noon Jan. 21.

Reporting by Lusha Zhang and Huizhong Wu; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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