Deaths in China from coronavirus top 1,300 and largest outbreak outside China is on a cruise ship

China coronavirus deaths and cases spike – BBC News

Some 242 deaths from the new coronavirus were recorded in the Chinese province of Hubei on Wednesday – the deadliest day of the outbreak.
There was also a huge increase in the number of cases, with 14,840 people diagnosed with Covid-19.
Hubei has started using a broader definition to diagnose people – which accounts for most of the rise in cases.
China sacked two top officials in Hubei province hours after the new figures were revealed.
Until Wednesday’s increases, the number of people with the virus in Hubei, where the outbreak emerged, was stabilising.
But the new cases and deaths in the province have pushed the national death toll above 1,350 – with almost 60,000 infections in total.

Deaths in China from coronavirus top 1,300 with big jump in cases as country expands diagnosis

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Hong Kong (CNN)The Chinese province at the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak reported a record spike in deaths Thursday, bringing the total number to more than 1,300 people globally, as experts warned the epidemic could “create havoc” in less prepared countries.

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‘People Think He Is The Hero Of China’: Virus Expert’s Moving Tribute To Wuhan Medic | NBC News
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China’s leading epidemiologist, Zhong Nanshan, said he was proud of Dr. Li Wenliang, the Wuhan ophthalmologist who warned of the COVID-19 outbreak and who died from its effects in early February.

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The largest coronavirus outbreak outside China is on a cruise ship – BBC News

The largest coronavirus outbreak outside mainland China is not in a country, but on a cruise ship.

It’s been more than a week since the Diamond Princess went into lockdown, after a previous passenger tested positive for the virus after disembarking.

With almost 500 out of 3,700 people on board tested, 174 people have now tested positive for coronavirus. Those still on board are in quarantine for another week.

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