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Number of deaths from Chinese coronavirus rises to 25

January 24, 2020  11:12

The number of deaths from the Chinese coronavirus 2019-nCov has risen to 25, and the number of reported cases has risen to 830, NY Times reported referring to the National Health Commission of China.

Six new deaths and more than 200 new infections have been reported in the last 24 hours.

A few hours ago, the first death of the virus has been recorded outisde the epicenter of an outbreak: an 80-year-old man from Hebei Province (almost 1000 km from Wuhan), died.

The World Health Organization convened an emergency meeting to discuss the situation with this virus, but as a result of two-day talks, it was decided not to declare an emergency - at least for now. WHO experts intend to discuss the situation again in the near future.

The disease caused by the 2019-nCov coronavirus was detected in several major cities in China, as well as in Thailand, Japan, the US and Singapore. Some experts claim that the disease can be a threat to the whole world.

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