Death toll from coronavirus in China rises to 56

China announces reaching anti-coronavirus medicine

The death toll from the newly discovered coronavirus has risen to 56.

Reuters reported that China confirmed that 1975 people were infected with the coronavirus.

The health authorities in China announced on Saturday the increase in the number of confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus to 1287 cases all around the country, including 237 cases that are of critical condition. The health authorities indicated the death of 56 people as a result of the disease.

The virus first appeared in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province, late last year and spread to other Chinese cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as the United States, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Australia, France and Canada.


In the meantime, the Chinese authorities announced today the arrival of an anti-coronavirus medicine in the country, which killed 56 people and more than a thousand infections.

"The medicine is in the final stages of testing before starting to use on humans," media reports quoted Chinese Health Minister Ma Jiao Wei as saying, "It will be available free of charge in the coming hours."

The Minister pointed out that the research that developed the medicine was carried out by the Beijing CDC Center.

Inas Abdulkareem