Coronavirus live updates: Virus causes devastating plunge to China’s stock market not seen in years


The first coronavirus-related death outside of China happened over the weekend, while global infection cases have risen to 17,485

Medical workers spray antiseptic outside of the main gate of Shanghai Stock Exchange Building on Feb. 3, 2020 in Shanghai, China.Yifan Ding/Getty Images

The number of deaths in China has now passed the total Chinese toll from the 2002-03 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), another coronavirus that emerged from China and killed almost 800 people around the world.

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