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New cases of deadly coronavirus detected in China ahead of busy new year period

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEJan. 19, 2020, 3:46 PM UTCBy Yuliya Talmazan and Eric BaculinaoBEIJING — Chinese officials have confirmed that 17 more people are suffering from a deadly new respiratory illness, stoking fears of a wider outbreak ahead of a busy travel season as the country celebrates the Lunar New Year.Three of the people infected with the new coronavirus strain were seriously ill, according to health officials in Wuhan, the capital of China’s central Hubei province, where all 62 of the cases in China have occurred.The patients showed symptoms that included fever and a cough before Jan. 13, the Wuhan Municipal Health C ...