China's virus death toll surpasses SARS but new cases fall

Some 2,656 new virus cases were reported in the 24 hours ending at midnight Saturday, most of them in the central province of Hubei, where the first patients fell sick in December. That was down by about 20% from the 3,399 new cases reported in the previous 24-hour period.

Doctor who warned about coronavirus dies from the disease

A doctor in China who issued the first warnings about the coronavirus outbreak is dead from the disease, according to the hospital treating him. In December, he sent out a warning saying seven patients had been diagnosed with a SARS-like illness and were quarantined. Wuhan police detained him, forcing him to admit he made "untrue statements".