Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 1,113 with over 44,000 confirmed cases reported

The number of people in China to have died from the new coronavirus outbreak jumped to 1,113 nationwide on Wednesday after another 97 deaths were reported by the national health commission. Duration:00:24

With the death toll reaching 1016 in mainland China and no end in sight, heads are beginning to roll.

A salesperson in the store's home appliance section was the first diagnosed on January 31, Xinhua said, and a series of cases followed.

Gilead said earlier it was working with US and Chinese authorities to test remdesivir as a treatment for the virus.

It said the crisis is also impacting mail that transits China to other destinations including North Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has selected the official name for the Novel Coronavirus (2019n-COV).

The city government has also been under fire for its heavy-handed treatment of eight medical personnel accused of "spreading rumors" about the new flu-like virus at the end of past year, including doctor Li Wenliang, who died from the disease on Friday.

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It was unclear, however, whether the team would be able to visit Wuhan, a city in central China which has been under lockdown after the outbreak was registered in a food and live animal market in the city.

"We still need more time of hard working in Wuhan", he said, describing the isolation of infected patients there a priority.

Despite the official end of the extended Lunar New Year holiday, China remained mostly closed for business as many remained at home, with some 60 million people under virtual quarantine. "The problem of human-to-human transmission has not yet been resolved".

WHO had earlier given the virus the temporary name of "2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease" and China's National Health Commission this week said it was temporarily calling it "novel coronavirus pneumonia" or NCP. No reasons were given, although the province's initial response was deemed slow and ineffective. These include a sharply slowing domestic economy, the trade war with the USA and pushback on China's increasingly aggressive foreign policies. All patients admitted to the hospital were transferred from designated hospitals in Wuhan.

The outbreak has become the latest political challenge for China's ruling Communist Party and its leader, Xi Jinping.

More than 100 people were evacuated from a 35-storey Hong Kong housing block Tuesday after two residents in different apartments tested positive for the virus. Nosocomial transmissions were also a major source of spread for the MERS and SARS CoV outbreaks in 2012 and 2003, respectively.

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