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Mortality Estimate at 1%; Canadian Economy Toll: Virus Update

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WATCH: Xi visits a hospital in Beijing, saying “we must fight the battle, the total warfare and the people’s war against the epidemic with full confidence.”Source: Bloomberg
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The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak reached 910, higher than during SARS, and one estimate put the mortality rate from the disease at 1%. Britain reported four more cases, warned of an imminent threat to public health and tightened quarantine rules. Globally, 40,626 have been infected so far.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Chaoyang district in Beijing Monday, according to state-run media Xinhua, which published photos of Xi wearing a mask and having his temperature taken. Canada’s finance minister said the outbreak will have an impact on the country’s economy.