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China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98

China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98

BEIJING (AP) — China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused mild illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities.The update raised the number of deaths in mainland China to 1,868 and the total confirmed cases…

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China sees rise in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105

China sees rise in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105

BEIJING (AP) — Mainland China on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and an increase by 105 in deaths caused by the illness for a total of 1,770 since the outbreak began.The 2,048 new cases followed three days of declines but was up by just 39 cases from the previous day’s figure.…

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China reports fall in new virus cases for 3rd straight day

China reports fall in new virus cases for 3rd straight day

BEIJING (AP) — China reported Sunday a drop in new virus cases for the third straight day, as it became apparent that the country’s leadership was aware of the potential gravity of the situation well before the alarm was sounded. After Chinese President Xi Jinping played a muted public role in the early days of…

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China reports major drop in new virus cases; 143 new deaths

China reports major drop in new virus cases; 143 new deaths

BEIJING (AP) — China reported Saturday a figure of 2,641 new virus cases, a major drop from the higher numbers in recent days since a broader diagnostic method was implemented.The number of new deaths rose slightly to 143, bringing the total fatalities in mainland China to 1,523. The total number of confirmed cases in the…

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China picks new leaders to lead fight in virus epicenter

China picks new leaders to lead fight in virus epicenter

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday replaced its top officials in the central province of Hubei and its capital, Wuhan, the epicenter of a viral outbreak that has infected more than 45,000 people worldwide.Former Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong succeeds Jiang Chaoliang as the ruling Communist Party’s chief in the beleaguered province, the Xinhua state news…

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China deaths rise to 490, Japan confirms 10 cases on ship

China deaths rise to 490, Japan confirms 10 cases on ship

BEIJING (AP) — Deaths from a new virus rose to 490 in mainland China on Wednesday while new cases on a Japanese cruise ship, in Hong Kong and in other places showed the increasing spread of the outbreak and renewed attention toward containing it.Ten people from the cruise ship tested positive and were taken to…

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China reports 361 dead from new virus, total of 17,205 cases

BEIJING (AP) — China completed building a 1,000-bed hospital for treating victims of a new virus that has caused 362 deaths and more than 17,000 infections at home and abroad, according to the latest figures Monday.Reopening of schools was also delayed in hardest-hit central Hubei province, where the specialized hospital in the provincial capital Wuhan…

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