The death toll in China from the new coronavirus outbreak rose by 109, the National Health Commission said on Saturday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,345.

Iran Press/Asia: Another 397 new cases were reported nationwide, down from nearly 900 new cases officially reported Friday, bringing the total number of cases to more than 76,000.

The drop in new cases of the novel coronavirus came as officials in Hubei province - whose capital city Wuhan is the epicentre the outbreak - were ordered to revise figures to clear "doubt" around the data.

China said on Thursday that it had once again changed the method of counting patients with the novel coronavirus and will now include only those diagnosed by laboratory tests.