Coronavirus Outbreak: Global Death Toll Increases To 3,281 As Confirmed Cases Of Infection Rise To Over 95,000Global Death toll due to Covid-19 outbreak has increased to over 3,280 (Pic Via Twitter)

The global death toll due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has risen to 3,281, according to the World Health Organisation, while the confirmed cases of infection have increased to 95,265.

Italy reported 41 new deaths from coronavirus on Thursday (5 March), bringing the death toll to 148, the second-highest outside of China, where just over 3,000 people have died since the outbreak began in December.

The Chinese health authority said Friday (6 March) it received reports of 143 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 30 deaths on Thursday on the Chinese mainland, reports Xinhua.

Among the deaths, 29 were in Hubei Province and one in Hainan Province, according to the National Health Commission.

Meanwhile, 102 new suspected cases were reported, said the commission.

Also on Thursday, 1,681 people were discharged from hospital after recovery, while the number of severe cases decreased by 215 to 5,737.

The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 80,552 by the end of Thursday, including 23,784 patients who were still being treated, 53,726 patients who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,042 people who had died of the disease.

Meanwhile in India, the number of people infected by the Coronavirus has increased to 30 as on Thursday. The infected persons include 15 Italian tourists.

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