February 5, 2020 / 12:12 AM / 20 days ago

Mainland China reports 65 new coronavirus deaths on February 4, total at 490

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China reached 490 as of Tuesday, up 65 from the previous day, the country’s National Health Commission said on Wednesday.

All the new deaths were in central Hubei province, the epicenter of the virus outbreak. In the provincial capital of Wuhan, 49 people died.

Across mainland China, there were 3,887 new confirmed infections on Tuesday, bringing the total accumulated number to 24,324.

Reporting by Yilei Sun and Ryan Woo; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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