Chinese novel coronavirus death toll reaches 170

  • 09:27 30 January 2020

Chinese novel coronavirus death toll reaches 170

The number of people in China suffering from pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus has risen to 7,711, 170 of them died, China’s national health authority said on Thursday, ONA reports citing TASS.

"As of 24:00 local time (19:00 Mosow time) on January 29, the National Health Commission registered 7,711 confirmed cases of the disease, of which 1,370 are considered to be serious. The death toll reached 170," the commission said in a statement.

By Thursday, the number of suspected cases reached 12,867. At least 88,693 people had close contacts with those infected. 81,947 of them have been placed under medical supervision.