KATHMANDU: As many as 116 more people died of the coronavirus in Hubei province on Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths to at least 1,486 globally, CNN reported.
According to the report, 65,191 people have been infected with the novel virus as of yesterday, globally.
Hubei authorities confirmed an additional 4,823 cases of the virus in Hubei, which brings the total number of cases in the epicenter of the outbreak to 51,986.
There are at least 570 confirmed cases of coronavirus in more than 25 countries and territories outside mainland China.
On Thursday, an 80-year-old Japanese woman became the third person to die of the virus outside mainland China.
Both Singapore and Hong Kong now have more than 50 cases of the novel coronavirus, with the former announcing Thursday that it had diagnosed eight new cases.
There have now been 219 cases of the coronavirus found on board the cruise liner Diamond Princess, which is in quarantine off the coast of Yokohama in Japan.
The vast majority of the deaths are in mainland China, with only one death in Hong Kong, one in the Philippines and one in Japan.
There are 36,719 patients who have been hospitalized in Hubei, including 1,685 who are in critical condition, according to the health authority. There are now 4,131 patients who have recovered and been discharged.
(With inputs from Agencies)