Created: January 25, 2020 08:07 PM
BEIJING (AP) - The death toll from the new virus in China has risen to 56 with 1,975 total cases reported. The figures reported Sunday morning cover the previous 24 hours and mark an increase of 15 deaths and 688 cases. The government also reported five cases in Hong Kong, two in Macao and three in Taiwan. China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain the illness.
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