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At least 106 dead, more than 4,500 coronavirus cases confirmed in China Updated: 2020-01-28 10:06:30 KST

We start with the latest on the new coronavirus outbreak.
The virus is spreading quickly across China and to other countries.
And for more on this, our Kim Jae-hee is on the line for us.
So Jae-hee, it looks like the death toll just keeps on rising.

Yes, Jiyoon. The deadly coronavirus that first began in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last month continues to claim more victims.
Chinese authorities said on Tuesday morning, the death toll in China has soared to 106, and some 17 hundred new cases have been confirmed compared to the day before.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in China to around 45 hundred.
The deadly virus is popping up in countries around the world, spreading far from its origin country as well.
Late on Monday, Germany confirmed its first case.
Health officials there said the male patient is from Starnberg, 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.
Beijing on Monday also reported its first death due to the coronavirus.
China's state-run CCTV said the 50-year-old man recently visited Wuhan, and was confirmed to have the virus last week.
A nine month-old baby and four year old child in Beijing have also been confirmed and a new case has been reported in Cambodia as well.

How is the World Health Organization responding to this outbreak.

Yes Ji-yoon, the WHO on Monday said there had been an error in its previous reports, which "incorrectly" said the global risk from the coronavirus was "moderate".
The WHO now says the risk is "very high" in China, and "high" at the global level.
The WHO last week decided against declaring the virus an international public health emergency - a designation only used for the most severe outbreaks.
That's all I have at this hour, back to you.
Reporter : jhee@arirang.com
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