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Coronavirus updates: 8 more Americans diagnosed on cruise ship as death toll hits 638

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEFeb. 7, 2020, 9:17 AM UTCBy NBC News• Global death toll rises to at least 638 as confirmed cases reach more than 31,000 in mainland China• 8 Americans diagnosed with virus on cruise ship quarantined in Japan• Chinese commission sends investigators after death of doctor punished after raising alarm• Two more State Department-chartered evacuation flights leave Wuhan for U.S.Death of doctor who raised alarm to be investigatedA Chinese Communist party commission says it has sent investigators to Wuhan following the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, the doctor who had been punished by police for blowing the whis ...