Scientists race to develop vaccine for new coronavirus as death toll surges past 800.

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Scientists from the United States to Australia are using new technology in an ambitious, multi-million-dollar drive to develop a vaccine in record time to tackle China’s coronavirus outbreak. The new virus has spread rapidly since emerging late last year in China, killing more than 800 people in the mainland and infecting over 37,000. With 89 more people dying — most in Hubei, the province at the centre of the outbreak — the toll is now higher than the 774 killed worldwide by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), according to figures from national health authorities.

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COVID-19 Situation Report
2020-Apr-07 | 11:04

Total Confirmed Cases - 180
Active Cases - 136
New Cases - 2
Total number of individuals in hospitals - 257
Recovered & Discharged - 38
Deaths - 6