A woman and a girl wearing protective masks to prevent the spread of the SARS-like virus ride on a bicycle in Beijing.
The health authorities in China announced the death toll due to the deadly virus in the country to have reached 361.
Around 17,205 people have been infected with the virus.
Among the new fatalities reported on Sunday, 56 were from Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak.
Another 5,173 new suspected cases were reported on Sunday, said the Commission.
It added that 2,296 patients remained in severe condition, and 21,558 people were suspected of being infected with the virus.
A total of 475 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery.
The Commission further said that 189,583 close contacts had been traced, adding that among them, 10,055 were discharged on Sunday, with 152,700 others still under medical observation.
Also on Sunday, the Philippines confirmed the country's first death from the novel coronavirus, making it the first nation outside China to report a fatality.
The victim was a 44-year-old Chinese male from the city of Wuhan who arrived in the Philippines via Hong Kong on January 21.
Meanwhile, Wuhan's 1,000-bed Huoshenshan Hospital, built in just eight days, is set to open on Monday. It is one of two dedicated facilities being constructed to help tackle the outbreak, the BBC said in a report.
Local TV reports said 1,400 Chinese army medical staff, some with experience of infectious diseases, were arriving in Wuhan and being transferred to the new site.
The second hospital at Leishenshan is due to be finished on Wednesday.
The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has overtaken that of the similar Sars epidemic, which spread to more than two dozen countries in 2003, prompting various countries to impose travel restrictions to a varying degree.
The other countries were confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported are Japan (20), Thailand (19), Singapore (18), South Korea (15), Hong Kong (15), Australia (12), Taiwan (11), Malaysia (eight), the US (eight), Germany (eight), Macao (eight), Vietnam (seven), France (six), UAE (five), Canada (two), Italy (two), the UK (two), India (two), Philippines (two), Russia (two), Cambodia (one), Finland (one), Nepal (one), Sri Lanka (one), Spain (one) and Sweden (one), according to the BBC report.
Indo-Asian News Service
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