The death toll from the new coronavirus continues to rise in China, increasing by more than 80 on Saturday.

Iran Press/Asia: There are also nearly six thousand confirmed patients who are in serious conditions, and fatalities are feared to rise further.

According to China's National Health Commission, the cumulative number of confirmed patients is tallied at 34,546 across 31 provinces nationwide as of early Saturday, with the death toll at 722, up by 86 compared to the previous day.

On Friday alone, more than 2800 new cases and 81 deaths were confirmed just in Hubei Province which includes the epicenter city of Wuhan.

26 confirmed cases have been found in Hong Kong, ten in Macao, and 16 in Taiwan.


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