China’s Hubei reports 139 new coronavirus deaths on Feb. 15

A worker in protective suit lifts a suitcase from a bus amid snow to help transport novel coronavirus patients outside a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 15, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) – The number of new deaths in China’s central Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 139 on Saturday, the province’s health commission said on its website on Sunday.

A further 1,843 cases had been detected in Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, said the commission, taking the total in the province to 56,249.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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