Coronavirus: Over 900 Dead, Confirmed Cases Exceed 40,000

Posted on February 10, 2020 7:33 am
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A rise in new coronavirus cases on Monday broke a recent series of declines, crushing optimism that control measures in isolated major Chinese cities are being effective.

China reported another 3,062 cases over the 24 hours throughout midnight Sunday — up 15% from Saturday. The coronavirus death count now stands at 909, surpassing the 774 deaths seen during the SARS outbreak in China in 2002-2003. One American and one Japanese citizen succumbed to the disease over the weekend, marking the first non-Chinese fatalities linked to the virus.

More than 40,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed globally as