BEIJING 

The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak has climbed to 259, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

A total of 11,791 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been reported in China.

It was reported that 46 people have died in the last 24 hours and 17,988 were suspected of being infected.

More than 118,000 people are under medical observation.

Tens of cases have been reported in Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, the U.S., France, Germany, North Korea, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Vietnam, Italy, Spain, Nepal, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Finland

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