The number of people killed by the new coronavirus rose by 97 on Sunday, the highest number of casualties in a day, the BBC reports.
The total number of deaths in China is now 908 – but the number of newly-infected people per day has stabilised.
Across China, 40,171 people are infected while 187,518 are under medical observation.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent a team of experts to Beijing to help investigate the new virus.
According to Chinese data, 3,281 patients have been cured and discharged from hospital.