The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan opened up with the death of a 27-year-old man on Sunday.

However the scale of the spread of the virus in the Chinese metropolis is now determined by the severity of the infection state broadcaster CCTV reported.

For the first time positive cases were found in each of the citys wards with four deaths since midnight.

In nearby Huanggang there were no new cases since midnight. Some of the citys most densely populated wards had listed cases as of late yesterday a bit after 12:00 a.m. local time on Sunday morning while areas surrounding the Huanggang massacre remained relatively free of infection the Nanjing Municipal Health Commission said in a statement.

Fresh coronavirus cases are reported daily in Wuhan with the city frequently ranked in the top 10. The previous high was 13 cases in an open-air hospital reported in early January.

Virus infections top 1000 cases in China a daily average of 2848 with 13786 deaths according to readings by the National Health Commission.(Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open tmsnrt.rs3aIRuz7 in an external browser.)