February 12, 2020.
CHINA’s death toll from the Covid-19 outbreak today totalled 1,110 after the hard-hit Hubei province reported a further 94 deaths, with its health commission also confirming another 1,638 cases in the province where the problem was first reported last December.
There are now more than 44,200 cases in China..
The virus was yesterday officially named Covid-19 by the World Health Organisation.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that although 99 per cent of cases are in China, where it remains very much an emergency,” it poses a very grave threat for the rest of the world.