China announced Sunday that the death toll resulting from the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan has risen to 811, which is higher than the number of fatalities from the SARS epidemic between 2002 and 2003. The number of confirmed infections rose to 37,198. The number of new cases has stabilized in recent days, but the World Health Organization continues to urge caution, and many doctors reportedly believe the number of deaths and infections have been undercounted because of the strain China’s testing facilities are under. The vast majority of deaths have occurred in mainland China. There has been one death in the Philippines and another in Hong Kong.

 

Further Reading: [The New York Times, Reuters]