China reports 648 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, 97 new deaths

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BEIJING, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) — Chinese health authority Sunday said it received reports of 648 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 97 deaths on Saturday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.

Among the deaths, 96 were in Hubei Province and one in Guangdong Province, according to the National Health Commission.