Coronavirus death toll jumps to 41 in China, Nearly 1300 Infected

The death toll due to the new coronavirus has risen to 41 in China, while more than 1000 people are now infected, sources said.

Chinese health authorities reported at least 15 new fatalities in one day.

The 15 new deaths all took place in the city of Wuhan, the health authorities in Hubei said.

The new figures represented a nearly 60 percent jump from the previous death toll of 26.

More than 400 new cases of the virus were diagnosed bringing the total number of confirmed cases in China to nearly 1,300, officials said on Saturday.

On Friday 20,844 passengers from 96 flights have been screened for Novel Coronovirus symptoms in India, a statement from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

No nCoV case has been detected in the country so far. However, three persons have been put under observation, the statement said,

Travel advisory has been extended to 12 more airports in addition to the current seven, it said.