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Covid-19 Outbreak In China -- News Updates February 18, 2020

Daily Mail: Coronavirus death toll climbs to almost 1,900 with more than 73,000 cases recorded across the world – including nearly 1,000 OUTSIDE of China

* Ninety-nine per cent of cases of the SARS-CoV-2 infection have been in China
* Most of the cases recorded in China have been in the deserted Hubei province
* The Diamond Princess cruise has the largest cluster of cases outside of China

Almost 1,900 people have now died from the killer coronavirus rapidly sweeping the world.

And more than 73,000 patients have been struck down with the deadly SARS-CoV-2 infection, including nearly 1,000 outside of China.

Ninety-nine per cent of cases have been in China, where tens of millions of residents are in lockdown to contain the escalating crisis.

The Diamond Princess cruise, docked off the coast of Japan, has the largest cluster of cases outside of China, with 542 passengers infected.

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Covid-19 Outbreak In China -- News Updates February 18, 2020

Live Updates: Over 150 Million Chinese Are Under Coronavirus Lockdown -- The New York Times
Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond -- Reuters
China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates -- Al Jazeera

WHO reports 92 cases of human-to-human coronavirus cases outside China -- Reuters
China says mainland death toll from coronavirus reaches almost 1,900 -- France 24
China's coronavirus COVID-19 death toll nears 1,900 as PM Scott Morrison pledges vaccine funding -- ABC News Online
Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan -- AP
Hospital director dies in China's Wuhan, epicentre of coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak -- ABC News Online
China's Hubei to adopt thorough checks on patients to curb virus epidemic: Xinhua -- Reuters
China continues to struggle with rising coronavirus cases -- Al Jazeera
China takes major steps to prop up coronavirus-hit economy -- Reuters
Activist who criticised President Xi's handling of coronavirus outbreak is arrested in China -- AFP
China to waive tariffs on US medical imports amid virus outbreak -- AFP

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