Coronavirus: the death toll passes 1,000
The global death toll of the deadly coronavirus virus has passed 1,000.
According to the Hubei health commission, 103 more people died of the coronavirus in Hubei province on Monday, raising the death toll in the epidemic’s epicenter to 974.
This brings the total number of deaths in mainland China to at least 1,011.
A total of 1,013 people have including globally, including one death in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines.
An additional 2,097 cases of the virus have been recorded in Hubei on Monday, which brings the total number of cases in the region to 31,728.
More than 25,000 patients have been hospitalized in Hubei, including 1,298 who are in critical condition, according to the health authority.
Over two thousand patients have been treated and discharged.