China reports 35 more deaths from coronavirus, 573 new cases

BEIJING: China reported on Sunday 35 more deaths from the new, bringing the number of victims in the country to 2,870.

The number is lower than the 47 deaths reported by the Chinese authorities on Saturday.

They also reported 573 new infections, bringing the total number of cases in mainland China to 79,824.

Although it is still in the hundreds, the number of new infections is much lower than the huge daily increase in cases that China registered in January and February.

All but one of the 35 deaths occurred in Hubei Province, whose capital, Wuhan, is the epicenter of the outbreak.

It is believed that the new coronavirus, which has killed nearly 3,000 people and infected more than 86,000 in dozens of countries, emerged at the end of last year in a Wuhan market that sold wild animals.