China reports 35 more coronavirus deaths, 573 new cases

Medical personnel work in the intensive care unit of a hospital designated for coronavirus patients in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, on Feb 24, 2020. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Mainland China reported 573 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday (Feb 29), up from 427 the previous day, the country's health authority said on Sunday.

The number of deaths stood at 35, down from 47 the previous day, bringing the total death toll in mainland China to 2,870.

Of the deaths, 34 were in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak. The province also saw 570 of the new cases.

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