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The data associated with the COVID-19 outbreak shows took a dramatic turn with official Chinese reporting nearly 15,000 new confirmed infections. The spike is due to changes in data criteria, namely the inclusion of clinically diagnosed positives. Now, doctors are allowed to make positive diagnosis by CT scan without e need for lab testing. While producing more robust numbers, the change has its downsides and is also causing some confusion.
Meanwhile, a 70-year old woman in Japan became the third fatality outside of Mainland China.
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