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Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Skyrocket in Hubei, China

HeadlineFeb 13, 2020

In China, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus skyrocketed Thursday, after authorities changed the diagnostic criteria for counting new cases of the deadly virus. The number of infections in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, soared to nearly 50,000 cases and set a new daily record. Nearly 1,400 people have died in China from the virus so far. One of the world’s largest trade shows, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, has been canceled amid fears of the virus’s spread, which the World Health Organization says poses a “grave threat” to the world.

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