Virus Deaths in China Top 360, Overtake Mainland Toll for SARS

By Kyodo News 3 February 2020

BEIJING—The death toll in China from a new coronavirus has reached 361, topping that of the SARS outbreak between 2002 and 2003 on the mainland, health authorities said Monday.

The country’s benchmark stock index plunged over 8 percent upon reopening following an extended holiday amid the outbreak.

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