Number Of Confirmed SARS Virus Cases Jumps To Nearly 300 In China

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Updated January 21, 2020
People wearing protective masks are seen in front of the Huashan Hospital in Shanghai on January 21, 2020.  HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP


The number of people in China infected by a new SARS-like virus jumped to 291 on Tuesday, according to authorities.

There have been nearly 80 new confirmed cases of the virus that has so far killed four people, with over 900 still under medical observation, said the National Health Commission.

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