China virus death toll tops 1,100 as new cases fall

Posted In: News Date:Feb 12th, 2020

The death toll from China's new coronavirus epidemic climbed past 1,100 on Wednesday but the number of new cases fell for a second straight day, as the World Health Organisation urged global unity to combat the “grave threat”.

As Beijing scrambles to contain the virus, the number of people infected on a cruise ship off Japan's coast rose to 174 — the biggest cluster outside the Chinese mainland.