Coronavirus updates: WHO warns against blanket measures over the deadly virus
- China has total now 70,548 confirmed cases, and 1,775 deaths, according to its National Health Commission
- China’s Hubei reported 1,933 additional confirmed cases for and more than 100 deaths on February 16
The death toll from China's coronavirus epidemic has climbed to 1,775 after 105 more people died, mostly in the worst-hit Hubei Province, and the confirmed cases jumped to 70,548, officials said Monday morning. China announced measures such as closing non-essential public venues and stringent traffic restrictions to contain the epidemic in the worst-hit Hubei.
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