Chinese officials have provided figures for health workers infected with the new pneumonia virus amid fears of a lack of protective equipment. Six health workers have died and 1,716 doctors have been infected since the outbreak, officials said.

According to the BBC, on February 14, 2020, the death of a week ago by Dr. Lawrence, who was trying to warn authorities in a timely manner about the virus, sparked outbreaks of public anger and grief. More than 1,300 people are now known to have died from the virus.

The latest figures show 122 new deaths in China, bringing the death toll to 1,381. The total number of infections rose to 63,922. According to the National Health Commission.

The World Health Organization said there was no major change in the pattern of death or severity of the virus, despite the increasing number of cases in the central province of Hubei on Tuesday.

Update: October