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China sees rise in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105

Posted at 8:55 PM, Feb 16, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Mainland China has reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and an increase by 105 in deaths caused by the illness for a total of 1,770 since the outbreak began.

The new number of 2,048 cases came after three days of declines but was up by just 39 cases from the previous day's figure.

Another 10,844 have recovered from COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, and have been discharged from hospitals.