Many Chinese nationals are living in fear as the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic hits over 1000.
According to Chinese officials, the nationwide figure as at the time of publishing this report is 1,016. That was up 108 from the day before, when it was 908.
The number of cases of infection also grew, to over 42,638. The figure for the day before was put at 40,171.
Deaths in Hubei drove the increase — there were 103 — though the number of infections reported there actually declined somewhat.