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Coronavirus

China coronavirus deaths reach 1,523 after 143 on Friday

2,641 more infections confirmed across mainland, bringing total to 66,492

A medical worker drives an ambulance in Wuhan on Feb. 14.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) -- More than 2,600 new cases were confirmed from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, the National Health Commission said on Saturday, a day after people returning to the capital from holidays were ordered to quarantine themselves for 14 days to try to contain its spread.

The total of confirmed infections across mainland China was now 66,492 after 2,641 new cases were confirmed, as of Friday, the commission said.

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