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World|health|February 10, 2020 / 10:03 AM
Coronavirus death toll reaches 910 people

AKIPRESS.COM - More people have been killed by the new coronavirus than the 2003 SARS outbreak, according to latest figures, Sky News reports.

A total of 910 people have died from 2019-nCoV, dubbed the Wuhan virus, compared to 774 killed by SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome.

Both are types of coronavirus which originated in China and virologists say they are genetically close.

The majority of deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak are concentrated in mainland China, although there has been one death in the Philippines and another in Hong Kong.

Outside of China, the virus has spread to 24 countries.

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