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26 confirmed deaths from China virus outbreak

(AP) Here’s what’s new in the outbreak linked to an emerging virus in China.

The number of confirmed cases rose to 830. Twenty-six people have died, including the first two deaths outside Hubei.

After Wuhan halted all outbound flights, trains, buses and ferries the day before, 12 other cities in the central province of Hubei followed suit, with a combined population of around 36 million now under lockdown.

Wuhan is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to the disease. The prefabricated structure, slated for completion Feb. 3, is modeled after the Xiaotangshan SARS hospital in Beijing.

The new virus claimed its youngest victim, a 36-year-old man.

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