No peak in sight as China reports 5,000 new coronavirus cases

Published: February 14, 2020  Updated: February 14, 2020 at 7:55 am EST

China says mainland cases rise by 5,090, 121 new deaths

* Japan reports first death, third outside mainland China

* Trump lauds China’s response, top adviser more critical

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BEIJING/SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 14 (Reuters) – China’s coronavirus outbreak showed no sign of peaking with health authorities on Friday reporting more than 5,000 new cases, while passengers on a cruise ship blocked from five countries due to virus fears finally disembarked in Cambodia.

Policymakers pledged to do more to stimulate Asian economies hit hard by the virus, helping Asia stock markets edge higher, with Chinese shares headed for their first weekly gain in four.

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In its latest update, China’s National Health Commission said it had recorded 121 new deaths and 5,090 new coronavirus cases on the mainland on Feb. 13, taking the accumulated total infected to 63,851 people.

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