The number of confirmed cases in the China coronavirus outbreak reached 5,974 on Wednesday.
According to China’s national health commission, more than 1,400 confirmed new cases on Wednesday, as the death toll rose to 132.
There were 5,327 confirmed cases in mainland China during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome epidemic.
More than 770 people already killed globally by the virus., including 349 in mainland China.
Some experts have praised Beijing for being more reactive and open about the new virus compared to its handling of the SARS crisis.