The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak has climbed to 170, the National Health Commission said Thursday.

Some 7,711 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, have been reported in China.

It was reported that 38 people have died in the last 24 hours and a total of 12,167 people were suspected of being infected with the virus.

The virus, which originated in Wuhan city, has spread across 30 provinces in the country.

Local health authorities in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region said Thursday that the first case of novel coronavirus pneumonia was confirmed in the

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