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Coronavirus death toll rises to 106; countries scramble to minimize damage Updated: 2020-01-28 16:08:28 KST

We start with the latest on the new coronavirus outbreak.
The deadly virus is spreading quickly across China and to other countries, keeping governments across the world on edge.
More than 4500 cases have been confirmed in China, with at least 106 deaths reported.
For more on the outbreak, our Kan Hyeong-woo is on the line for us.
So Hyeong-woo, it looks like the death toll just keeps on rising.

Right. So the new type of coronavirus that first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last month continues to claim more victims.
China's National Health Commission said on Tuesday, the death toll in China has soared to 106, and some 17 hundred new cases have been confirmed compared to the day before.
Among the confirmed cases, about one thousand patients are in critical condition.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in China to around 4 thousand 5 hundredand more than half of them are in Wuhan.
Chinese officials added that 60 people have been cured and discharged.
Beijing and Shanghai could not dodge the bulletwith both cities reporting their first deaths from the virus.
A 50-year old man died of respiratory failure in Beijing on Monday.
Health officials said he was diagnosed with the new coronavirus last week after staying in Wuhan from January 8th to 15th.
Authorities in Shanghai have not released details of the victim.

Alright, so the situation in China is pretty bad. But we know that the virus has spread to other parts of the world.
What do we know so far about the global damage, and what are the countries doing to minimize the damage?

Yes, the virus is popping up across the world.
So far, there have been at least 68 confirmed cases in 17 places outside of mainland China.
But the good news is that there have been no deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus reported in other countries.
Thailand confirmed six more cases earlier today.
Its Ministy of Public Health said the total number of infected people in the country now stands at 14 - which is the most in a country outside China.
Hong Kong has also been hit hardwith eight confirmed cases so far.
The Hong Kong government is waiving medical treatment fees for all patients suspected of being infected by the new coronavirus.
The virus has also spread to North Americawith at least 5 confirmed cases reported in the United States.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has raised its travel precautions for China to the highest of its three levels.
Europe is also preparing for tougher prevention measures.
Late on Monday, Germany confirmed its first case.
Health officials there said the male patient lives in a town some 30 kilometers southwest of Munich.
The patient is reportedly stable, but the authorities did not elaborate on how he may have been infected.
Germany is the second country to have confirmed the virus in Europe,following France, which has confirmed at least three cases so far.
The South Korean, Japanese, American and French governments are sending charter planes this week to repatriate their citizens stuck in Wuhan.
That's all I have for now, but I will be back with the latest in our later newscast.
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