How dangerous is coronavirus?

Weeks after Chinese officials announced the outbreak of a new virus, over 2,700 people have been sickened and 80 have died, leading to questions of just how alarmed the public should be.

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.

Too soon to tell if new virus as dangerous as SARS cousin

The new virus from China has the world on edge because it’s a close cousin to viruses that killed hundreds in separate outbreaks. While it’s too early to tell if this latest threat will prove as deadly, health authorities are drawing on lessons from that grim past.

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.

New Jersey woman cleared of coronavirus diagnosis

The New Jersey Department of Health says a woman who was brought to Hackensack University Medical Center to be evaluated for symptoms consistent with coronavirus does not have it after further tests.