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Feb. 20, 2020, 8:09 a.m. EST

COVID-19 case tally: 75,748 cases, 2,129 deaths

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By Jaimy Lee

There are 75,748 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and at least 2,129 deaths, primarily in mainland China, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization. The number of newly confirmed cases worldwide (463 cases) is significantly smaller than the day before (1,871 cases). CBS News reported that China is once again excluding cases diagnosed in Hubei Province by computed tomography (CT) imaging. Only cases confirmed by a laboratory test are now being counted worldwide. In the U.S., there are 15 cases. However, the number of cases in South Korea has increased, now at 104 cases. COVID-19, a type of coronavirus that is similar to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December. The outbreak has spread to 26 other countries. Health officials say that the most severe cases and the largest number of cases are in China.

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