COVID-19: Mainland China death toll rises to 2,663

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 25): The COVID-19 death toll in Mainland China rose to 2,663 as of yesterday (Feb 24) after 71 new fatalities were reported, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malaysia said today, citing China's National Health Commission updates.

The embassy said in a statement on Facebook that the 71 new deaths comprise 68 cases in Hubei, two in Shandong and one in Guangdong.

"As of 24:00 on Feb 24, there were 47,672 confirmed cases (among which 9,126 [were] severe cases), 27,323 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery, 2,663 cases of death and 2,824 suspected cases," the embassy said.

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