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25 now dead of rapidly expanding Chinese coronavirus

Posted at 7:41 PM, Jan 23, 2020

China's National Health Commission says the number of cases of a new respiratory virus has risen to 830 with 25 deaths.

The update Friday morning also confirmed the first death outside the central province of Hubei. The health commission in Hebei, a northern province bordering Beijing, said an 80-year-old man died after showing symptoms upon his return from a two-month stay in Wuhan to see relatives.

Wuhan is the capital of Hubei and has been the epicenter of the outbreak of the coronavirus first detected last month.