The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak rose to 3,193, and the global death toll nears 5,000, the country's National Health Commission said Saturday.

Iran PressAsia: The agency said 13 people died in the last 24 hours, while 11 new cases were detected by authorities, bringing the number of diagnosed cases to 80,824.

After emerging in Wuhan, China in December, the virus has spread to at least 123 countries and territories, Anadolu reported.

The global death toll nears 5,000, with more than 132,500 confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization, which declared the outbreak a'“pandemic'.

COVID-19 was first detected in China's Wuhan in late December and has since spread across the world. In late January, the World Health Organisation declared a global health emergency in light of the epidemic.


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