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China reports over 2,000 deaths from COVID-19

Xiao Yijiu, Xinhua via AP

Posted at Feb 19 2020 09:10 AM

China reports over 2,000 deaths from COVID-19

Patients who are positive for COVID-19 rest at a temporary hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province in this photo released by Xinhua News Agency on February 17. China reported more than 74,000 new virus cases and at least 2,000 deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities.