Cases of new virus in China top its total for SARS

Updated: January 29, 2020 05:24 AM
Created: January 29, 2020 04:59 AM

BEIJING (AP) - China, with 5,974 cases of a new virus, has more infections than it did with SARS, though the death toll is still lower.  China had 5,327 cases of SARS in the 2002-2003 outbreak.

China reported another large jump in cases Wednesday and a rise in the death toll to 132. That compares to 348 people killed in China during SARS.


Severe acute respiratory syndrome killed nearly 800 people worldwide.

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