The dying toll from the brand new virus in China has risen to 56 with 1,975 complete circumstances reported.
The figures reported Sunday morning cowl the earlier 24 hours and mark a rise of 15 deaths and 688 circumstances.
The federal government additionally reported 5 circumstances in Hong Kong, two in Macao and three in Taiwan. Small numbers of circumstances have been present in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the U.S., Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France and Australia.
In Canada, well being officers in Ontario on Saturday confirmed its first “presumptive” case of coronavirus in Toronto.
China’s chief on Saturday referred to as the accelerating unfold of a brand new virus a grave state of affairs, as cities from the outbreak’s epicentre in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to include the sickness.
President Xi Jinping’s remarks, reported by state broadcaster CCTV, got here at a gathering of Communist Occasion leaders convened on Lunar New Yr — the nation’s greatest vacation whose celebrations have been muted — and underlined the federal government’s pressing, increasing efforts to regulate the outbreak.