BEIJING: The number of fatalities from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,011 nationwide on Tuesday (Feb 11) after hard-hit Hubei province reported 103 new deaths.

In its daily update, Hubei's health commission also confirmed another 2,097 new cases in the central province, where the outbreak emerged in December.

There are now more than 42,200 confirmed cases across China, based on previously released figures from the government.