Virus pain worsens after China widens definition
- Under the new methodology, CT scans that give images of the lungs were used to identify cases and isolate them
- The epidemic has given Beijing’s communist leaders one of their biggest tests in years
The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader case definition on Thursday, while Japan became the third place outside mainland China to suffer a fatality.
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