China, S. Korea Report More Coronavirus Cases as Trump Seeks Response Funding

Posted on February 24, 2020 11:05 pm

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China and South Korea reported more cases of a new coronavirus Tuesday, as stock markets in Asia retreated following a day of global losses and U.S. President Donald Trump sought $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the outbreak.

Chinese health officials said there were 71 new deaths and 508 new cases there, bringing the overall toll in the country where the outbreak began two months ago to more than 2,663 dead and 77,500 people infected.

South Korea has been the hardest-hit outside of China, with its total cases rising to about 900 Tuesday with eight dead.

Authorities there have delayed the start of