Coronavirus live updates: China reports 109 more deaths as total cases cross 76,000

  • China’s National Health Commission said 2,345 people have died in the country from the new coronavirus, which has infected 76,288 people.
  • As of Friday, the country reported another 109 deaths and 397 new cases.

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All times below are in Beijing time.

China’s National Health Commission reported an additional 109 deaths, almost all in Hubei province. That brings the country’s death toll to 2,345 people, according to government data.

As of the end of Friday, the new coronavirus has infected another 397 people with China’s total confirmed cases at 76,288, the commission said.

China also revised its figures for Wednesday and Thursday. For Feb. 19, it said newly confirmed cases were revised from 394 up to 820. As of Feb. 20, the commission said there were 75,891 cumulative confirmed cases, up from 75,465. —Christine Wang and Evelyn Cheng

South Korea confirmed another 142 news cases as of Feb. 22, 9:00 a.m. local time, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That brings the total number of cases in the country to 346, making it the largest number of infections outside China. One person in South Korea has died from the new coronavirus so far. —Joanna Tan

All times below are in Eastern time.

Thousands of DuPont employees are working around the clock to increase production of protective garments that are in high demand by first responders and medical workers in high-impact regions like Wuhan, China. The protective suits are used by health professionals during the outbreaks to reduce the risk of infection. Reports from China show workers running low on safety supplies including garments and masks. —Mody and Manning

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/22/coronavirus-latest-updates-china-covid-19.html

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