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Another 86 people died from the virus, according to the national health commission, with all but five in hard-hit Hubei province, where the disease emerged in December.
At least 425 deaths and 20,438 cases have been confirmed in mainland China. Another 180 cases have been reported from other countries, including one fatality each in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has more than 300 people in China and spread around the world since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
The previously unknown virus has set global alarm bells ringing as scientists scramble to map the outbreak and the new strain. Key elements, such as how do you know someone is contagious or the rate of infection, remain vague at best.
The transport and public space restrictions now encompass some 40 million people as the 2019-nCoV spread to some 10 countries. There are over 800 confirmed cases in China alone.
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