The number of coronavirus victims in China reached 2788 people, confirmed cases of infection – 78 824 people, more than 36 thousand were discharged from hospitals. This was reported by the state health committee.

It is noted that at the moment almost 40 thousand people are sick, of which 7952 people are in serious condition. Over the past day, 327 new cases of infection were detected across the country, 44 people died, and 452 new cases were reported.

An outbreak of a new species of coronavirus COVID-2019 was recorded in Chinese Wuhan in late December. Later, the infection spread throughout China and other countries.

Earlier Thursday it was reported that the number of victims of the new coronavirus COVID-19 in Italy amounted to 17 people , the number of infected since the beginning of the spread of infection in the country has reached 650.

On the same day, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Gebreyesus, praised the efforts of Russia and several other countries in the fight against COVID-2019. According to him, over the past two weeks, Russia, Belgium, Cambodia, India, Nepal, the Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka have not reported a single new case of the disease.