In China, 52 people died in 24 hours from the effects of the new coronavirus. It is the lowest number of deaths in three weeks.
All deaths are in Hubei province, where the virus appeared in December. The Chinese authorities also reported 406 new infections on Tuesday.
This is for the first time less than has been observed in the rest of the world (437).
Mainland China has now detected 78,064 cases of the virus. Of the patients, 2,715 died from the effects of the virus and 29,745 patients were completely healed.
The autonomous Chinese areas of Hong Kong and Macao and the island of Taiwan to which Beijing is entitled are listed separately in the statistics.