Coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,000 in mainland China
2,478 new coronavirus cases were identified in mainland China on Monday, bringing the total number of infections there to 42,638. Worldwide, 43,090 people were infected as of Tuesday morning. 108 people died from the virus in mainland China, bringing the total death toll there to 1,016, China's National Health Commission said. Two people have died outside mainland China, in Hong Kong and the Philippines. Nearly 4,000 infected patients in mainland China have been cured and discharged from hospital, officials said.