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China virus death toll jumps to 106, nearly 1,300 new cases

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Wuhan/Berlin   /   Tue, January 28, 2020   /   09:34 am
China virus death toll jumps to 106, nearly 1,300 new cases In this photo taken on January 25, 2020, medical staff wearing protective clothing to protect against a previously unknown coronavirus arrive with a patient at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan. - The number of confirmed deaths from a viral outbreak in China has risen to 54, with authorities in hard-hit Hubei province on January 26 reporting 13 more fatalities and 323 new cases. (AFP/Hector Retamal). Usage: 0 (AFP/Hector Retamal)

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has soared to 106 while nearly 1,300 new cases have been confirmed, authorities said Tuesday as reported by AFP.

The health commission in central Hubei province, the epicenter of the epidemic, said 24 more people had died from the virus and 1,291 more people were infected, raising the total number of confirmed cases to more than 4,000 nationwide.

Meanwhile, Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus that broke out in China, Reuters reported.

Bavaria's health department said late on Monday that a man in the town of Starnberg, 30 kilometers southwest of Munich, has been confirmed as suffering from the virus.

The patient is in "good condition" and isolated under medical observation, Bavaria's health department said in a statement posted on its website. It did not disclose any details of the patient's age or nationality.

"People who have been in contact [with the patient] have been informed in detail about possible symptoms, hygiene measures and transmission channels," the health department said.

Germany has recommended its citizens avoid "unnecessary" trips to China as the virus spreads, according to AFP.

The country is also considering the possible evacuation of its nationals from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus.