China’s National Health Commission reported on Friday at least 44 new deaths from the coronavirus infection as of the end of Thursday, bringing to 2,788 the number of fatalities nationwide.
The agency also reported 327 new confirmed cases as of the same period, down from 433 on Wednesday, raising the total number of infections to 78,824.
Most of the reported new deaths and infections were from the province of Hubei, the epicentre of the deadly disease.
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