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#Coronavirus live updates: China’s Hubei reports 14,840 new cases, 242 additional deaths

10:45, Thursday, 13 February, 2020
#Coronavirus live updates: China’s Hubei reports 14,840 new cases, 242 additional deaths

As of 1:25 p.m., China’s National Health Commission had not yet released the death toll and number of infections nationwide.

This is the second day running that the numbers have been delayed. On Wednesday, the data was reported about two hours later than the usual release time of just before 8 a.m. Beijing time.

Figures published on Wednesday showed the nationwide death toll in the country from the coronavirus outbreak topped 1,100 as of Tuesday night.

Another 44 people on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Japan’s health ministry. That brings the total to 218 infected among people on the ship.

The ship, currently docked off the coast of Japan and carrying more than 3,700 passengers and crew, has been quarantined since early February after a previous guest tested positive for the disease six days after disembarking.

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