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Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with almost 2,000 cases

Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with almost 2,000 cases

26/01/2020 05:29:00

Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with almost 2,000 cases

Cases have also been found in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the US, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France, Australia and Canada.

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 56 with 1,975 cases reported.The figures reported on Sunday morning cover the previous 24 hours and mark an increase of 15 deaths and 688 cases.The government also reported five cases in Hong Kong, two in Macao and three in Taiwan.

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