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Mysterious coronavirus cases surge in China as virus spreads

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEJan. 20, 2020, 1:48 PM UTCBy Dawn Liu, Eric Baculinao and Isobel van HagenBEIJING — The number of people known to have been infected with the coronavirus jumped Monday to over 200 from 62, with new cases reported in China's capital and other Asian countries.Over the weekend, a third patient in the region died of the pneumonia-like virus, bringing the death toll to three.Authorities in Wuhan, where coronavirus appears to have originated, said 136 new cases have been confirmed in the city in central China. As of Monday, there were a total of 198 infected patients in Wuhan, bringing the worldwide total to mo ...