Beijing: A senior doctor on Tuesday became the latest victim to the deadly coronavirus in China. Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan, died today morning after “all-out rescue efforts failed,” news agency AFP reported state broadcaster CCTV as saying. Also Read - Coronavirus: With 98 New Fatalities, Death Toll Crosses 1800 in China

Last week, a total of six lives of medical workers were claimed from Coronavirus in China. Also Read - Japan Distributes 2,000 iPhones To Passengers Stuck on Cruise Ship Due to Coronavirus

Prior to that, a Chinese doctor, who first warned the medical staff of the deadly coronavirus, died of the epidemic. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: 200 People Head Home From ITBP Quarantine With No Symptoms But Mixed Feelings

Chinese doctor Li Wenliang was one of the eight whistle-blowers who had first warned other health officials of the coronavirus outbreak. He was for this reprimanded by the police also in the past.

The 34-year-old doctor had first reported about the virus in December last year when it broke out in Wuhan.

Meanwhile, China continues to reel under the deadly coronavirus epidemic with the death toll sharply crossing 1, 800 on Tuesday. Chinese health authorities stated that they have received reports of 1,886 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 98 deaths on Monday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.