Updated 6:40 a.m. ET, February 10, 2020
- The virus: The Wuhan coronavirus claimed 97 lives in China on Sunday, and has killed 910 people globally, the vast majority in mainland China. It has infected more than 40,000 people.
- Deadlier than SARS: Authorities confirmed the virus is now a bigger killer than the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 2003.
- Coronavirus cruise: There are 65 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on the Diamond Princess ship docked in Yokohama, bringing the total number on board to 135. The new cases nearly doubled the total, from 70 confirmed cases on Sunday.
- Journalist missing: Chen Qiushi, a citizen journalist who had been posting critical reports from inside of Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the outbreak, went missing Thursday. Police revealed he was forced into quarantine, sparking online pleas for his release.
- WHO heads to China: A team of international experts from the World Health Organization is heading to China to investigate the outbreak.