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Virus Death Toll Tops 2,000 in China; Hong Kong Sees 2nd Fatality

By Kyodo News 19 February 2020

BEIJING—The death toll in the outbreak of a new pneumonia-causing coronavirus has exceeded 2,000 in China, health authorities said Wednesday, with Hong Kong recording a second death in the territory.

Besides being notified of 136 new deaths — taking the total to 2,004 — authorities said they received reports of 1,749 new infection cases on Tuesday, bringing the tally in mainland China to 74,185.

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