US death toll trebles in 24 hours but Mike Pence insists threat is ‘low’

The death rate from the coronavirus has continued to slow in China with 31 new deaths yesterday. In total, 2,834 people have died in China, mostly around Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have broken out.

80,151 people have been infected across the country, health officials confirmed today. The 125 new virus cases on Tuesday marks the lowest number of new daily infections in six weeks.