The death toll from a deadly viral outbreak of the new coronavirus spiked to 80 as the hard-hit epicenter: Hubei, suffered 24 new fatalities overnight while total confirmed cases across China surged to 2-thousand 7-hundred and 61.
The country's health authorities said Monday that while there were no new deaths confirmed outside of Hubei, the national tally of verified infections rose by 7-hundred-69, around half of them in Hubei.
More than 4-hundred-60 of those infected were in serious condition.
The youngest confirmed case involved a 9-month-old girl in Beijing.
Meanwhile, new cases are being confirmed outside of China, as well.
South Korea confirmed its fourth case just moments ago - a 55-year-old South Korean man and the U.S. confirmed three new cases bringing the total in that country to five.
The number of total infections outside of China's borders now stands at 38.