More than 2,000 people have died from coronavirus across the globe, according to the latest figures released Tuesday.
The China’s Hubei health authority reported that 132 more people died of the coronavirus in Hubei province on Tuesday, raising the death toll in the epicenter since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak to 1,921.
The Hubei report brings the total number of deaths in mainland China to at least 2,000, and the global death toll to at least 2,005. There have been five deaths reported outside of mainland China with one death in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines and France.
The global number of confirmed coronavirus cases now exceeds 75,121, with the majority of cases in mainland China.
China’s National Health Commission is expected to release numbers for all of China’s provinces later. Helen Regan, Adam Renton and Ivana Kottasová reported on CNN
Two natives of Vinh Phuc Province in Vietnam, who were infected with the novel coronavirus were discharged from a hospital in Hanoi Tuesday.
The man, 29, and the woman, 55, were treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi after they tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Nguyen Thanh Hai, health department director of Vinh Phuc, home to most coronavirus infections detected in Vietnam so far, said two patients had no fever or cough, and their health was stable. Tests have revealed they are free of the new coronavirus and are eligible to be discharged from the hospital, he said.
Starting February 13, Vinh Phuc Province has locked down Son Loi Commune, where eight people have contracted the new coronavirus.
Provincial authorities have established a field hospital with 300 beds and a 200-bed facility at a military school in the province.
Medical experts have confirmed there is no specific medicine or vaccine to treat the novel coronavirus, though Vietnam has enough capacity, experience and confidence to treat patients.
The WHO said Saturday Vietnam has responded well to the epidemic from the very outset, preventing its spread.
Vietnam declared the coronavirus outbreak an epidemic on February 1.
By Vietnam Insider’s staff