By Fuat Kabakci

BEIJING

The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak has climbed to 106, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Tuesday.

Some 4,515 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, had been reported in 30 provincial-level regions by the end of Monday, Xinhua said, citing the National Health Commission.

Xinhua reported that 976 patients remained in critical condition while 6,973 people were suspected of being infected with the virus.

“A total of 60 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery,” the agency said.

The virus, which originated in Wuhan city,

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