China's Hubei reports 70 new deaths on Feb 5 -health commission

SHANGHAI, Feb 6 (Reuters) - China's Hubei province, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, reported 70 new deaths and 2,987 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, the local health commission said in a notice on Thursday.

The increase brings the total number of deaths in the province to 549 by the end of Feb. 5, with the total number of cases at 19,665. (Reporting by David Stanway Editing by Chris Reese)