Virus death toll in China rises as U.S. prepares evacuation

A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China on Sunday with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight.

China reports over 1,280 coronavirus cases, death toll at 41

China's most festive holiday began in the shadow of a worrying new virus Saturday as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million people from traveling and authorities canceled a host of Lunar New Year events.