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Coronavirus claims more than 106 lives in China, Cambodia heightens scrutiny

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Medical staff of Union Hospital affiliated to Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology attend a ceremony to form an "assault team" in the fight against the pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus in Wuhan. Xinhua

Coronavirus, which originated Wuhan in December of last year, has now claimed 106 lives, all in China. The death toll increased dramatically since last night.

In addition, more than 4500 cases have been reported worldwide, with the bulk of them in China’s Wuhan, located in Hubei province.

In the United States, more than 110 in 26 states are being evaluated for the virus. In addition Thailand and Hong Kong have each reported eight cases of infection; Taiwan, Australia and Macau have five each; Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia each have reported four; France has three; Canada and Vietnam have two; and Nepal, Cambodia and Germany each have one.

There have been no deaths from the virus reported outside China.

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for confirmed 2019-nCoV infections, reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.

Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. CDC said that it believes at this time that symptoms of 2019-nCoV may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure.

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