Hong Kong, with 62 confirmed cases, saw its second Covid-19 death on Wednesday morning, public broadcaster RTHK reported.
On Tuesday, the Chinese authorities reported over 72,400 confirmed coronavirus cases in Hubei, along with 1,868 fatalities and over 12,500 recoveries. He also said there is no case of infection as of today among the remaining Indians in Hubei province, the epicentre of the epidemic, and authorities are taking "good care" of them.
In Japan, 500 passengers were allowed to disembark from the Diamond Princess cruise ship on Wednesday, which has been under quarantine since early February.
China has locked down several cities in the hardest-hit province of Hubei, halting almost all transportation and movement except for the quarantine efforts, medical care and delivery of food and basic necessities.
Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong are the countries with most diagnosed cases of the coronavirus globally, according to reports.
Chinese scientists who looked at almost 45,000 confirmed cases in the current COVID-19 outbreak concluded the death rate was 2.3%.
It has spread to more than 20 other countries including the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, France, Russia, Spain and India.
President Xi Jinping, in a phone call with the British prime minister, said China's measures were achieving "visible progress", according to state media Tuesday.
What does the study tell us? The discovery that the 83-year-old American woman harboured the virus caused the suspension of plans to send home the other passengers still in Cambodia.
Health officials say a few hundred passengers are expected to leave each day over the next few days.
The World Health Organization has repeatedly asked countries not to restrict trade and travel to China.
"In the event thatthe situation further deteriorates, the ability of the U.S. Embassy and Consulatesto provide assistance to U.S. nationals within China may be limited".
"We strongly urge USA citizens remaining in China to stay home as much as possible and limit contact with others, including large gatherings".
The notice also asked localities to find and spread the outstanding deeds and stories of martyrs in the combat against epidemic, so that more people will remember them. Till now, Russian Federation has reported two coronavirus cases, both of whom are Chinese citizens who have been quarantined in Siberia.