Coronavirus: China death toll climbs to 80

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China: The death toll from a viral outbreak, Coronavirus, in Wuhan, China has risen to 80, the Chinese government said on Sunday.

The national new year holiday has been extended by three days, in an attempt to contain the outbreak.

Wuhan in Hubei, the source of the outbreak, is in lockdown and several cities have imposed travel bans.

Health commission officials said on Monday the number of deaths in Hubei province had climbed from 56 to 76, with four deaths elsewhere.

The overall number of confirmed cases in China is 2,744.

Researchers have not yet identified a definitive source for this latest outbreak, which like many other viruses can infect multiple species.

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