The death toll in China has climbed to a staggering 1,632,000, with a shocking increase in the number of deaths attributed to the coronavirus, as the country’s Ministry of Health reported.
The official Xinhua news agency reported that more than 2,700 people had died in the last week, while other reports put the figure as high as 5,000.
The coronaviral virus has already claimed the lives of nearly 1,500 people in China, according to official statistics.
The government has since been scrambling to contain the pandemic, announcing the shutdown of major airports and airlines.
Many Chinese have also been urged to go to hospitals to be tested for the virus, which can cause severe illness.
Here are the top 10 deaths in China: 1.
1,566 dead: 1,528 in Beijing, 2,500 in Tianjin, 1,100 in Shanghai, 810 in Shenzhen, 685 in Shenyang, 600 in Guangzhou, 400 in Tianyuan, 300 in Guizhou, 250 in Shanghai.
788 dead: 690 in Shanghai and Guangzhou and 595 in Shenzong, 473 in Shanghai’s Zhuhai and 539 in Guiyang.
832 dead: 729 in Shanghai (5,000 in Guzhou), 629 in Shenzhou, 567 in Guiuan, 546 in Shenyuan.
1 dead: 917 in Shanghai at an average of 1,719, according a new report by the China Network of Disease Information Centers (CNIC) .
The number of coronaviruses that are currently circulating in China is estimated to be between 3,000 and 4,000 per day, according the CNIC.
703 dead: This is a staggering increase from the 1,078 deaths reported on April 9, 2017.
A total of 803 people died, according CNIC data.
1.5 dead: More than 1,000 died in Beijing alone, with some sources putting the toll as high at 2,000 as the capital has been under a lockdown.
A further 1,030 died in Guo’an, Guangdong province, according Xinhua.
1 killed: 757 died in Guangdows Hubei province, which has been the epicenter of the coronovirus outbreak.
1 deceased: 7,000 people have died, and more than half of them in Guandong, the second-biggest region of China.
The latest death toll, based on CNIC’s data, comes as Beijing has shut down all its major public transport systems and shut down nearly all the major airports.
5 dead: The latest figures also put the toll at 5,064 dead in Guangxi, the Guangxi Autonomous Region, according AFP.
1 person dead: At least 1,600 people have been killed in Guangchong province alone.
In other news, Chinese police have arrested more than 500 people in a nationwide crackdown on “criminal syndicates” for “selling” the deadly virus, the Associated Press reported.