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Coronavirus: Sharp increase in deaths and cases in Hubei

Some 242 deaths from the new coronavirus were recorded in the Chinese province of Hubei on Wednesday - the deadliest day of the outbreak.There was also a huge increase in the number of cases, with 14,840 people diagnosed with the virus.Hubei has started using a broader definition to diagnose people - which accounts for most of the rise in cases.Until Wednesday's increases, the number of people diagnosed in Hubei - where the outbreak emerged - was stabilising.But the new cases and deaths in the province have pushed the national death toll above 1,350 - with almost 60,000 cases in total.Why a global city is so vulnerable to virus spreadThe province - which accounts for more than 80% of overall Chinese infections - now includes "clini ...