China's Hubei province reports 81 new deaths from coronavirus on Feb 7

BEIJING, Feb 8 (Reuters) - The number of deaths in China's central Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak had risen by 81 to 699 as of Friday, the province's health commission said in a statement on its website on Saturday.

There had been a further 2,841 cases detected in Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, taking the total in the province to 24,953. (Reporting by Ryan Woo; editing by Jonathan Oatis)