Health Officials In China Say 9 Dead From Newly Identified Coronavirus

Hospital staff wash the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where patients infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday.

Chinese health officials say that while the new virus doesn’t appear to be as virulent as the one that caused a SARS pandemic 17 years ago, it is still “highly infectious.”

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