Number infected by Wuhan virus rises to nearly 6,000 in China; death toll at 132

BEIJING (XINHUA) – China’s National Health Commission said yesterday the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in the country had risen to 132 – with 26 new deaths – as of end-Tuesday, with another 1,459 new cases confirmed. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in China stands at 5,974, the authority said in a statement. The health body said they were also monitoring more than 9,000 suspected cases of the virus. The spike in numbers comes even as Beijing reiterated its confidence in containing the disease. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin