BEIJING, February 13. /TASS/. The COVID-19 death toll in China has passed 1,367, while over 5,900 patients have recovered. The number of infected people has exceeded 59,800, the National Health Commission said in a statement on Thursday.
According to updated data, the death rate from the novel coronavirus in China stood at 2.28%.
As many as 181,300 people in China who had direct contacts with those infected remain under medical observation, and about 13,400 are going through quarantine.
In late December 2019, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, central China. Coronavirus cases have also been reported in 24 other countries, including Russia. The WHO declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global health emergency.