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World|health|January 27, 2020 / 10:25 AM
China virus death toll now at 80

AKIPRESS.COM - China said on Monday that the death toll from a deadly outbreak of coronavirus jumped to 80 as the hard-hit province of Hubei announced 24 new fatalities, as it expanded measures to keep people at home during what is usually the country's biggest holiday season, Al Jazeera reports.

Total confirmed cases nationwide rose sharply to 2,744, officials said.

While there were no new deaths confirmed outside Hubei, the national tally of verified infections rose by 769, about half of them in Hubei, the National Health Commission said. It said 461 of those infected were in a serious condition.

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