The total of confirmed coronavirus cases in China stood at 37,198 cases.Reuters

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 2,835, health authorities said on Saturday, while the number of confirmed cases has increased to 79,251. Chinese health authorities said it received reports of 427 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 47 deaths on Friday on the Chinese mainland, Xinhua reported.

Among the deaths, 45 were in Hubei Province, one in Beijing and Henan respectively, according to the National Health Commission. Another 248 new suspected cases were reported Friday, said the commission.

2,885 people were discharged from hospital after recovery