New coronavirus causes pneumonia in China's WuhanChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 9, 2020
Preliminary lab results showed a new-type coronavirus had caused the viral pneumonia in central China's Wuhan, according to Xu Jianguo, a Chinese expert who led a team to evaluate the pathogen test results.
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Xu said the new virus needs further research and understanding.
A total of 59 viral pneumonia cases were reported by late Sunday, with seven patients in serious condition.
Eight patients have been cured of the disease and were discharged from hospital Wednesday, local health authorities said. ■