24 February 2020,   23:50
Coronavirus death toll rises to 132, nearly 6 000 confirmed cases in China

The new coronavirus’ death toll rose to 132 in China as of Wednesday morning, with 1 459 new confirmed cases popping up in the country from Tuesday.

The National Health Commission announced that there were a total of 5 974 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus.

Wednesday’s tally marked 25 new deaths in Hubei province and one new death in the province of Henan.

The NHC also announced Tibet reported its first case of the virus, while Taiwan confirmed its eighth case, and France confirmed its fourth. Other locations, including Washington, D.C. and British Columbia, are investigating possible cases of the virus.