The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic is continuing to climb, Chinese officials said Tuesday.
The government put the nationwide figure at 1,016. That was up 108 from the day before, when it was 908.
The number of cases of infection also grew, to over 42,638. The figure for the day before was put at 40,171.
Deaths in Hubei drove the increase — there were 103 — though the number of infections reported there actually declined somewhat.
An evacuee the United States flew out of China has the coronavirus.
One of the people evacuated from Wuhan to the United States last week is infected with the coronavirus, an American health official confirmed.
The patient, one of 167 passengers on a State Department-arranged flight from China that mostly carried American citizens, has been taken to a hospital near Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.
Other government-arranged evacuation planes from China have taken passengers — more than 500 in all — to Nebraska, Texas and other bases in California in the last two weeks.
Those evacuated are expected to be quarantined for 14 days, with frequent checks from medical personnel to determine whether they have developed fevers, coughs and other early signs of the virus.