Death toll in outbreak of new coronavirus in China reaches 9

The death toll in the outbreak of a new coronavirus 2019-nCoV in China has reached nine, deputy head of China's National Health Commission Li Bin told a briefing on Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"The death toll has increased by three more people, to nine in total. The number of confirmed cases has grown to 440," Li said. "We are taking active preventive measures," Li added.

Earlier reports said that the number of confirmed cases in 14 Chinese regions reached 324, and six people have died from the new coronavirus.