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The Coronavirus pandemic which have shown no signs of slowing down has officially claimed more lives than Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which was a global fatalites in 2002-2003.
About 800 persons have lost their lives – most in Hubei, the province at the centre of the outbreak surpassing the number of people killed worldwide by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), according to official figures.
National Health Commission also said on Saturday that the total number of coronavirus cases has reached 37,198.
In China, 2,656 new cases were reported in the 24 hours ending at midnight Saturday. Most of them were in the central province of Hubei .
Almost 37,200 people in China have now been infected by the virus, believed to have emerged late last year in Hubei’s capital Wuhan.