Beijing. With the death of 142 people due to Corona virus infection in China and the number of people dying from this disease has increased to 1,665, while 68,500 people are infected. China's National Health Commission has confirmed 2,009 new cases in the country. There have been 1,843 new cases in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, from where the virus started spreading in December. With the addition of new cases, a total of 56,249 cases have been confirmed in Hubei. Of the 142 people who died on Saturday, 139 have died in Hubei while two in Sichuan and one in Hunan.
A top Chinese health official said the number of new cases is steadily declining. . So far, a total of 9,419 infected patients have been discharged from the hospital after treatment. The corona virus is also having a serious impact on health workers, so far, more than 1,700 Chinese health officials have fallen prey to it. World Health Organization experts are expected to help Chinese authorities in dealing with the virus reaching Beijing on Sunday. The Health Commission reported that WHO experts would visit three provinces in China to explore the impact of epidemic control with a joint mission.