0804 GMT February 26, 2020
A 89-year-old man was the latest victim of the new strain of coronavirus, which causes a type of pneumonia, BBC reported.
He lived in Wuhan, the city at the center of the outbreak.
More than 200 cases have now been reported across major cities in China including Beijing and Shanghai.
China's National Health Commission on Monday confirmed that two cases of infection in China's Guangdong province were due to human-to-human transmission.
In a separate statement, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said at least 15 medical workers in Wuhan have also been infected with the virus, with one in a critical condition.
All of them are being kept in isolation while being treated.