BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- A total of 1,876 people died as a result of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in November, official data showed Wednesday.

According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission, there were 599,559 cases of infectious diseases reported on the mainland last month.

More than 280,000 cases were classified as Class B infectious diseases under China's Law on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, and they resulted in 1,868 deaths.

Viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, gonorrhoea and bacterial and amoebic dysentery accounted for 93 percent of cases in this category.

Category C diseases were responsible for close to 319,000 cases, and eight deaths. Foot and mouth disease, infectious diarrhea, and influenza were the most prevalent in this category, accounting for 94 percent of cases.