China reports 563 people died of coronavirus infection; 1,153 discharged


Researchers work at a laboratory of the disease prevention and control center in Nanyang, central China's Henan Province, Feb. 4, 2020. (Photo by Hao Yuan/Xinhua)

BEIJING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese health authorities Thursday said it received reports of 3,694 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 73 deaths on Wednesday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.

Among the deaths, 70 were in Hubei Province, one in Tianjin, one in Heilongjiang and one in Guizhou, according to China's National Health Commission.

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