Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80, with over 2,700 confirmed cases

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The death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 80, China’s National Health Commission has said.

There were 769 new cases confirmed yesterday, bringing the total number of infected to 2,744.

The government also reported five cases in Hong Kong and two in Macau.

Other cases have also been found in France, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, the US, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, Canada and Australia.

-Noah Harte