China unveils 17 new cases of mystery virus

January 19, AZERTAC

Chinese authorities on Sunday announced 17 new cases of a deadly virus that has infected more than 60 people in the central city of Wuhan, according to DW.

At least three of those patients are in critical condition, said the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. Two people have died due to infection.

Public health officials and the World Health Organization have identified the virus as a new strain of coronaviruses.

Coronaviruses can be spread via coughing, sneezing or touching someone who is infected. They are a large family of viruses with many types that can cause infections ranging from the common cold to SARS.

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