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Coronavirus live updates: Four Royal Caribbean cruise passengers hospitalized in New Jersey



Follow our updates: Chinese health officials say they confirmed more than 31,000 cases of the novel coronavirus, more than 4,800 of them considered severe. The death toll surpassed 630.

Meanwhile, quarantined on military bases, U.S. evacuees resort to Zumba, stairwell races and accounting classes.

Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, who became a symbol of the Chinese government’s failings after sounding warnings about the disease in December, died Thursday after contracting the virus in Wuhan. Within hours of his death, millions of Chinese tried to bypass censors to post the hashtag “We demand freedom of speech.”

Are you in isolation or quarantine because of the coronavirus? We want to hear about it. Have you seen or experienced any discrimination, racism or xenophobia connected to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic? Share your story.

Mapping the spread of the new coronavirus: The United States, Germany, Sri Lanka, France, Cambodia, the Philippines, India, Thailand, Japan, Nepal, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Vietnam, Macao and South Korea have all confirmed cases of the infection.

What is coronavirus and how does it spread? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses whose effects range from causing the common cold to triggering much more serious diseases, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. Here’s what we know so far.

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