Coronavirus infection in China outnumbers SARS
World Health Organization (WHO) authorities have confirmed over 5,974 cases of the Coronavirus in China. The country had 5,327 cases of the SARS virus during the the 2002-2003 outbreak which killed over 300 people.
The death toll from the Coronavirus has risen to 132. The outbreak began in Wuhan, China and the majority of deaths and confirmed cases occurred in the city.
China has cut off access to Wuhan and 16 other cities in Hubei province to help prevent the virus from spreading more.