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Coronavirus: Big jump in new cases, deaths declared as diagnosis method tweaked

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEFeb. 13, 2020, 10:59 AM UTC / Updated Feb. 13, 2020, 11:42 AM UTCBy Yuliya TalmazanChina's Hubei province, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, reported a stark rise in the number of new cases Thursday, dashing hopes that the epidemic may have been slowing down.Health officials in Hubei reported 14,840 new cases, most of them in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province where the virus is believed to have originated.The province also said another 242 people had died from the coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total there to 1,310. Tuesday's death toll in the province was 1068.This took the total number of ...