BEIJING, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) – The official death toll from the coronavirus virus, which erupted on Friday, has risen to 636, the Associated Press reported. The government says the total number of cases has exceeded 30,000.

The National Health Committee said in a daily update that the death toll had risen, with 73 new deaths due to the disease.

The committee said 3,143 new cases of the virus have been reported, bringing the total number of infected people to the country to rise to 31,161.

According to the report, more than 4,800 people were infected in the worst case scenario.