People hoard bottles of alcohol after the Philippine government confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in the country, in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
BEIJING - 30 January 2020: China’s National Health Commission confirmed an additional 38 deaths and 1,737 new cases, according to CNBC.
Officials said that brings their total to 170 deaths and 7,711 cases, as of the end of Wednesday.
They also said 170 people had been cured and discharged. The NHC said the new cases announced Thursday include the first one confirmed in Tibet.
China’s Ministry of Finance said that its finance ministries have issued a cumulative 27.3 billion yuan ($3.9 billion) in subsidies for epidemic prevention and control, as of Jan. 29.