China has reported over 900 deaths and more than 40,000 confirmed cases of the virus as of Monday.
There’s also not looking so good in Japan either, with at least 60 additional confirmed cases reported onboard the cruise ship docked at the Yokohama port.
According to china’s national health commission on Monday, the death toll in China is now over 900 with 97 deaths recorded in the country in the past 24 hours alone.
This is the first time there have been more than 90 recorded deaths in a single day.
91 out of 97 were in Hebei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.
There were also some 3,000 more confirmed cases bringing the number in China to more than 40,000.
On a brighter note, the number of new cases has stabilized in recent days.
Other areas of China except for Hebei province has seen a downturn in the number of newly confirmed cases for five days in a row.
New cases across the rest of China reportedly stayed at some 500 a day as of last Friday, compared to around 800 last week.
The most recent data from the Chinese authorities also showed new cases outside Hebei Province as of Sunday stood at some 400.
However, anxiety remains as millions of Chinese are set to return home following the end of the Lunar New Year holiday which was extended to February 9th.
Japan remains on alert as well.
At least 60 more people on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at the port of Yokohama tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
This brings a total number of confirmed cases on the vessel to 130.
About 3,700 people have been quarantined since last Monday after it was found that a passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong on January 25th was infected.
Tokyo is hesitating to include the number of confirmed cases on the ship to the total cases in Japan as it would make Japan the country with the second-highest number of confirmed cases after China.