Chinese Officials Record More Than 6K Coronavirus Cases, Surpassing SARS Cases During 2002-03 Outbreak
Washington Post: New coronavirus cases in China surpass SARS epidemic as infections grow abroad
“As the total number of people in mainland China infected by the new coronavirus surpasses those stricken by the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, Beijing has shut down schools indefinitely. … The death toll has risen to 132 in China, with 6,078 confirmed cases of infection as of Wednesday evening local time — a day-over-day increase of more than 1,000. Other countries in the region also are reporting more people infected — nearly all of them tourists from China…” (Denyer/Crawshaw, 1/29).