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Deaths Rise to 1,868 in China as Nation Battles Coronavirus Epidemic

By Kyodo News 18 February 2020

BEIJING—With 98 new fatalities, the death toll from the pneumonia-causing coronavirus outbreak in mainland China has reached 1,868, the nation’s health authorities said Tuesday.

The country confirmed 1,886 new cases on Monday, bringing the total number of people infected with the virus to 72,436 on the mainland. Hubei, the central Chinese province at the center of the outbreak, accounted for 93 of the new deaths and 1,807 of the new cases.

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