The coronavirus death toll has crossed 900.
According to CNN, it now stands at 910, with the vast majority of deaths inside mainland China, and concentrated in the central province of Hubei.
The outbreak itself is thought to have begun in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei.
The statistics according to CNN are:
In China: 908
Outside China: 2
Global total: 910
In China: 40,171
Outside China: 539
Global total: 40,710
Meanwhile a team from the World Health Organization left for China on Sunday to assist with containing the coronavirus outbreak.
It is being led by Dr Bruce Aylward, veteran of past public health emergencies.
CNN says Dr Aylward has also lead the WHO’s response to Ebola, as well as initiatives for immunization, communicable diseases control and polio eradication.