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    Coronavirus: Latest Updates (Jan. 1-15)

    Rolling coverage of the novel coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people in China and growing numbers abroad.
    Jan 16, 2020#Coronavirus

    For daily updated figures on infections, deaths, and suspected cases in China and abroad, see Sixth Tone’s digital infographic here.

    Jan. 15, 2020

    Human Transmission of Wuhan Pneumonia ‘Cannot Be Ruled Out’

    More than a month after dozens of mysterious pneumonia cases were first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, local health officials have acknowledged the possibility of limited human-to-human transmission.

    “Existing survey results show that clear human-to-human evidence has not been found and the possibility of limited human-to-human transmission cannot be ruled out — though the risk of continued human-to-human transmission is low,” Wuhan’s health commission said.

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    Jan. 13, 2020

    First Death Reported From Wuhan Pneumonia Cases

    A patient with “serious underlying medical conditions” has died from the newly discovered coronavirus responsible for dozens of pneumonia cases in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the World Health Organization said Sunday.

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    Jan. 9, 2020

    New Coronavirus Responsible for Wuhan Pneumonia, CCTV Says

    A new type of coronavirus is believed to be the cause of a mysterious pneumonia that has infected dozens of people in both Wuhan and Hong Kong, state broadcaster CCTV reported Thursday, citing the results of a preliminary investigation by a team of experts from the National Health Commission.

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    Jan. 6, 2020

    Earliest Wuhan Pneumonia Symptoms Observed Dec. 12, Authorities Say

    The number of people infected with a mysterious viral pneumonia in Wuhan has climbed to 59, with the first patient exhibiting symptoms as early as Dec. 12, the city’s health commission announced Sunday. Though the virus has not yet been identified, several causes — including SARS, as many in the country feared — have been ruled out.

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    (Header image: A medical worker suits up before surgery in Beijing, May 10, 2016. VCG)