China virus death toll jumps to 106

China virus death toll jumps to 106, nearly 1,300 new cases: Govt

The health commission in central Hubei province, the epicentre of the epidemic, said 24 more people had died from the virus

Medical staff wearing protective clothing to protect against a previously unknown coronavirus arrive with a patient at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan. (AFP Photo)

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has soared to 106 while nearly 1,300 new cases have been confirmed, authorities said Tuesday.

The health commission in central Hubei province, the epicentre of the epidemic, said 24 more people had died from the virus and 1,291 more people were infected, raising the total number of confirmed cases to more than 4,000 nationwide.