The new cases were identified in the cities of Wuhan, Beijing and Shenzhen. The total number of confirmed cases now exceeds 200, and three have died from the respiratory illness. The World Health Organization (WHO) said the number of cases rose because of "increased searching and testing". Health officials in Beijing's Daxing district said two people who had travelled to Wuhan were treated for pneumonia linked to the virus. The WHO said "increased searching and testing for [the virus] among people sick with respiratory illness" had led to the jump in confirmed cases.
Source: Sunday Observer January 20, 2020 01:41 UTC