China says death toll from coronavirus outbreak rises to 213

BEIJING, Jan 31 (Reuters) - China's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Friday the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in the country rose to 213 as of end-Thursday, with another 1,982 new cases confirmed.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in China reached 9,692 as of end-Thursday, NHC said in a statement. (Reporting by Muyu Xu in BEIJING and Brenda Goh in SHANGHAI; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)