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Wuhan coronavirus whistleblower doctor dies as confirmed cases top 30,000

Hong Kong (CNN)A Wuhan doctor who attempted to warn authorities about a potential new coronavirus outbreak died on Friday from the infection, as the number of virus-related deaths continued to rise taking the total in China to over 600.As of Friday morning, number of confirmed cases globally stood at 31,420, with more than 31,000 of those in mainland China. The number of cases in China grew by 3,143, or around 11%, on the previous day. That is a drop in the percentage increase, which had been around 15% every other day this week. In total there have been 638 deaths, all but two of which were in mainland China, with one in the Philippines and one in Hong Kong.Li Wenliang, 34, was a Wuhan doctor who was widely hailed as a hero after it emerge ...