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U.S. plans to evacuate citizens from coronavirus epicenter as deaths spike

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEJan. 28, 2020, 11:43 AM UTCBy Eric Baculinao, Leou Chen, Yuliya Talmazan and Jasmine LeungThe number of people known to have died from the new coronavirus in China jumped over 24 hours as U.S. officials prepared to evacuate Americans from the locked-down epicenter of the epidemic.On Tuesday, the death toll stood at 106 — up from 80 a day earlier — according to officials at China’s National Health Commission.The number of cases has also spiked to 4,515 — up from 2,744 on Monday — of which 976 are considered severe.As Wuhan, the city of 11 million people where the outbreak is believed to have origin ...