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  • China's GDP growth to decline to 2 3 pc in baseline scenario in 2020: World Bank
  • COVID-19 death toll in US tops 3,000: Johns Hopkins University
  • Six from Telangana inflicted with Carona die after attending a religious prayer meeting
  • Pakistani PM announces formation of volunteers' force to fight against COVID-19
  • One million people tested for COVID-19 in US
  • China calls for immediate lifting of unilateral coercive measures against Syria: Envoy
  • Ukrainian parliament appoints new finance, health ministers
  • US state of Virginia orders residents to stay home amid COVID-19 spread
  • US to send medical equipment worth $100Mln to Italy: Trump
  • World Bank urges G20 to eliminate or cut import tariffs on COVID-19 products
  • Pompeo, NATO Chief discuss COVID-19 response, Afghanistan: US State Dept
  • US capital declares stay-at-home order, violators to face fines, imprisonment - Mayor
  • Finland tightens control at border with Sweden amid coronavirus pandemic
  • War against COVID-19: MP CM helps workers
  • Italy's lockdown to be extended 'at least' until April 12: Health minister
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Death toll from deadly coronavirus nears 2000 in China

Death toll from deadly coronavirus nears 2000 in China

Beijing, Feb 18 (UNI) The death toll from China's coronavirus epidemic reached 1,868 on Tuesday, according to the National Health Commission.

Officials have reported 98 new deaths and 1,886 new cases in the past day, with 93 of those deaths and 1,807 infections in Hubei province - the epicenter of the outbreak.

Most of the deaths were in Hubei province, the hard-hit epicenter of the outbreak, with five reported elsewhere in the country.

Nearly 72,436 people nationwide have been infected by the COVID-19 strain of the virus.

There were 1,886 new cases reported Tuesday -- a decline on Monday's figure, and the lowest single-day figure of new cases so far this month.

The virus first emerged in December before spiralling into a nationwide epidemic. The number of new cases reported outside Hubei province was just 79, down from 890 on February 4.

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