Coronavirus death toll crosses 700 in China, set to surpass SARS pandemic

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An American became the first confirmed non-Chinese victim of the new coronavirus on Saturday while a Japanese man also died with symptoms consistent with the disease, as the epidemic looked set to pass the death toll from the SARS pandemic. The 60-year old US citizen diagnosed with coronavirus died at Jinyintan Hospital in China's Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus outbreak, on Feb.

6, a US embassy spokesman in Beijing said. "We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss," the spokesman.

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