New Delhi: The death toll from China’s new coronavirus epidemic reached 1,770 in mainland China, said the country’s National Health commission on Monday.
More than 70,500 have now been infected nationwide by the virus.
About 56 million people in Hubei and its capital city Wuhan have been placed under quarantine.
The virus first emerged in December last year in central Hubei province before spreading across the country.
World Health Organisation (WHO) has deployed a team to the country to investigate the coronavirus outbreak, according to the reports.