China said that 106 people had died from a new coronavirus that is spreading across the country, up from the previous toll of 81.
The number of total confirmed cases in China rose to 4,515 from 2835 reported earlier, the National Health Commission said in a statement.
There was one death reported in China’s capital city Beijing and it was a 50-year-old man who had visited the virus-hit Wuhan on January 8, India Today reported.
Other fatalities have been reported elsewhere in China.
The Indian and the Chinese officials discussed plans to evacuate over 250 Indians from Wuhan city and Hubei province in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
Diplomats held a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China on Monday regarding the evacuation of the Indians from China, Indian embassy officials said.
Update on #coronavirus:
Total 33,552 passengers traveling from #China in 155 flights screened so far.
4359 passengers in 18 flights from China screened today for #ncov2020.
No case has been found in the country so far. @PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @AshwiniKChoubey @MoCA_GoI
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) January 27, 2020
Three suspected cases were reported in Delhi and the patients are kept in isolation at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RML). The blood samples of patients, all men between the age of 24 to 48, have been sent to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for testing.
Dr. Minakshi Bhardwaj, Medical Superintendent, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi: 3 suspected cases of #coronavirus have been reported at the hospital. The patients have been kept in isolation for further treatment pic.twitter.com/R2mOY71Saj
— ANI (@ANI) January 28, 2020
The symptoms includes runny nose, sore throat, headache, fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, especially for those with weak immune system.
There are currently no vaccines available to protect people against the infection that can be transmitted from human to human.
China’s ambassador to the United Nations, held a meeting with UN Secretary-General António Guterres and said “the Chinese government attaches paramount importance to prevention and control of the epidemic, and President Xi Jinping has given important instructions.
“China has been working with the international community in the spirit of openness, transparency and scientific coordination,” he said.
Guterres said in a statement, “The UN appreciates China’s effort, has full confidence in China’s ability of controlling the outbreak, and stands ready to provide any support and assistance.”