WASHINGTON — Chinese health officials announced Monday that 108 more people died from coronavirus, the most recorded in a single day, bringing the global death toll to 1,018.
Nearly all of the new deaths were recorded in Hubei province, the epicenter of the public health crisis. The outbreak has now claimed 1,016 lives in mainland China; one person died of the disease in Hong Kong and another in the Phillippines.
The number of new infections in China grew by nearly 2,500, officials said, with 2,097 more people falling ill in Hubei.
China has confrmed more than 42,600 cases since the epidemic started. More than 7,000 people remained in critical condition in the hospital, officials said, and nearly 188,ooo were under medical supervision.
There were 42 confirmed cases in Hong Kong, 10 in Macao and 18 in Taiwan. Chinese officials also reported nearly 4,000 recoveries in the mainland.
By Derek Hawkins – The Washington Post