The death toll in China due to the coronavirus outbreak rose to 425 at the end of Monday, up by a record 64 from the previous day, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.
The new deaths were all reported from central Hubei province, the epicentre of the virus outbreak.
The total number of infections in China rose by 3,235 to 20,438 as a death from the virus was recorded in Hong Kong.
The first fatality outside China was reported in the Philippines and the total number of confirmed cases outside China has exceeded 150.
The death toll from coronavirus has already gone past the 349 fatalities from the 2002-3 SARS outbreak in mainland China.
The G7 countries, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, have all confirmed cases of the deadly virus.
The World Health Organization has declared the crisis a global health emergency.
In India, the Kerala government has declared novel coronavirus epidemic as “state emergency” after three people were tested positive in the southern India state. The decision was taken at the apex committee of the State Disaster Management Authority chaired by Chief Secretary Tom Jose.
Five out of 406 evacuees who were airlifted from China’s Wuhan city and kept at a quarantine centre in Manesar has shifted to Army Base Hospital in New Delhi after they started developing symptoms of cough and cold, reports The Economic Times.
As per Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani, the airline has decided to suspend all Delhi-Hong Kong flights from February 8.