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Latest on coronavirus outbreak: 1,870 deaths, over 72,500 cases confirmed in China


A pneumonia outbreak was first reported in the city of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, in December. Experts have attributed the outbreak to a novel coronavirus that has since spread across China and abroad.

Here is what we know so far:

– Confirmed cases: 72,532 in China, 905 abroad

– Deaths: 1,872 in China (including 1 in Hong Kong, 1 in Taiwan), 3 abroad

– Recovered: 12,673 on Chinese mainland

– Human-to-human transmission confirmed

– Level 1 emergency response activated in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities on the Chinese mainland

– New confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus pneumonia outside Hubei Province have been dropping for 14 consecutive days