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Feb 14, 2020 - The Canadian Press

Virus death toll nears 1,400 in China, with 5,090 new cases

BEIJING (AP) - China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400.

The National Health Commission said 121 more people had died and there were 5,090 new confirmed cases.

The number of reported cases has been rising more quickly after the hardest-hit province changed its method of counting them Thursday. There are now 63,851 confirmed cases in ma...