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China Coronavirus Infects 830, Kills 26 as Lunar New Year Holiday Begins

By Kyodo News 24 January 2020

BEIJING—A new coronavirus spreading rapidly in China has infected 830 people and killed 26 in the country, health authorities said Friday, as the government sought to contain the outbreak at the start of the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday.

Cases have now been confirmed in 29 of the country’s 31 provincial-level regions, according to the National Health Commission, while the virus has spread to other countries in Asia and the United States, sparking concerns about a possible global pandemic.

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