BEIJING, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) – The National Health Committee said on Sunday that the number of people infected has been confirmed as a possible outbreak of the coronavirus virus. In China, 37,198 new cases have been reported, with more than 2,600 new cases reported. .

In its latest update, the committee said there were 89 new deaths from the virus, 81 in Hebei and others in other regions, bringing the death toll to 811. People.

The death toll now exceeds the worldwide death toll from the deadly respiratory virus (SARS) virus that killed 774 people in 2002 to 2003.

Translated by: Mao Bopha January