14 July 2024,   23:58
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Coronavirus death toll rises in China - more than 45 000 people infected

The death toll of a coronavirus outbreak sweeping China has reached at least 1 115, with more than 45 000 people infected as of Tuesday.

A man in the Philippines and a 39-year-old man in Hong Kong mark the only two deaths outside of mainland China.
The virus, now officially known as COVID-19, has spread to every province and region in China as well at least 25 other countries.

Outside China, cases have been reported in Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, the US, and Vietnam.

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