The death toll from a viral outbreak in Wuhan, China has risen to 80 people, the Chinese government said on Sunday.
The increase in fatalities came as Chinese officials said the number of those infected by the coronavirus have risen to 2,744.
Wuhan and 16 surrounding cities have been placed on lockdown, essentially attempting to isolate a population of more than 50 million.
A total of five people in the United States are confirmed to have the virus.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Joe Tacopino