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Coronavirus: Big jump in new cases, deaths declared as diagnosis method is 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 nearly 15,000 new cases Thursday, a stark rise that dashed hopes that the epidemic was slowing down and raised new concerns about its true scale across the country.Most of the new cases were reported in Wuhan, the capital of the province, where the virus, now named COVID-19, is believed to have originated.Across all of China, nearly 60,000 cases of the virus have been reported, with the latest death toll at 1,367.The latest spike came after officials ...
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