A employee with sanitizing products disinfects an office environment pursuing an outbreak of the coronavirus in the place, in Shanghai, China. Reuters

The loss of life toll from the coronavirus epidemic carries on to climb. So far, the virus outbreak has claimed 1,367 life with 252 new fatalities reported in the worst-influenced Hubei province on Wednesday. The range of confirmed instances overseas rose to 440 with one loss of life so far in the Philippines. Japan reported the best range of 203 instances with a bulk of them from a cruise ship.

On Wednesday, two Indian crew on board a cruise ship off the Japanese coast were being tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Indian Embassy in Japan stated as authorities confirmed that 174 persons have been infected with the fatal illness. The challenging-hit Hubei province for which Wuhan is the provincial capital has reported fourteen,840 new coronavirus instances, including 13,332 clinically identified instances on Wednesday.

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The virus, now named COVID-19, has unfold to over twenty countries, including India.