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Spain, UK See New Virus Cases; French Hunt Carriers in Alps

Europe has seen a total of 39 coronavirus infections in nine countries, including 14 in Germany. Europe has seen a total of 39 coronavirus infections in nine countries, including 14 in Germany.  | 

Created: February 09, 2020 10:31 AM

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - The U.K. has confirmed its fourth case of the new virus from China and Spain reported its second case.

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European authorities pressed Sunday to contain the spread of the coronavirus by hunting down those who came into contact with infected people.

Both the new cases were acquired during trips to France. Italian health authorities in Tuscany are trying to re-trace the steps of a Taiwanese couple who stayed four days in a Florence hotel and were found to have the virus later.

Europe has seen a total of 39 coronavirus infections in nine countries, including 14 in Germany.

The virus death toll in China rose Sunday to 811. 

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