China Reports Major Drop in New Virus Cases; 143 New Deaths

China reported a figure of 2,641 new virus cases, a major drop from the higher numbers since a broader diagnostic method was implemented.

  • Published 14 February 2020

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BEIJING (AP) — China reported Saturday a figure of 2,641 new virus cases, a major drop from the higher numbers in recent days since a broader diagnostic method was implemented. The number of new deaths rose slightly to 143, bringing the total fatalities in mainland China to 1,523. The total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 66,492, according to a notice from China’s National Health Commission. COVID-19, a disease stemming from… Read at AP News