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China Reports Fourth Death as New Virus Infection Among Humans Confirmed

By Kyodo News 21 January 2020

BEIJING—Health authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan said Tuesday that a fourth person has died of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus, hours after state-run media reported that cases of human-to-human transmission have been confirmed.

An expert team from China’s National Health Commission has said the virus has been transmitted person to person, the country’s official Xinhua News Agency reported late Monday night.

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