Number of deaths from virus from China records a bleak record and exceeds 400

* The death toll rises to 425 in China * USA UU. Confirm new case of transmission within the United States * Australian evacuees arrive on a remote island * OPEC and others consider production cuts By Ryan Woo and Cheng Leng BEIJING, Feb. 4 (Reuters) - China said it would appreciate US help to fight an outbreak of coronavirus, a day after he accused Washington of alarmism, and that the death toll rose on Tuesday for a new daily record to more than 420 The number of victims in China increased to 425 at the end of Monday, a record 64 on the previous day, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday. All new deaths occurred in the central province of Hubei, the epicenter of the virus outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the influenza-like virus is a global emergency, although experts say that much is still unknown about the pathogen, including its lethality. We expect to see more cases of spread from person to person, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US. UU. The total number of infections in China increased by 3,235 on Tuesday to 20,438, and there are at least 151 cases in 23 other countries and regions, including the United States, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Great Britain. The CDC confirmed a handful of new cases in the United States, which raises the US total. UU. At 11, including a patient in California who was infected by close contact with someone in the same household who had been infected in China. It was the second instance of spreading the virus from person to person in the United States after a case of this type was announced last week in Illinois. China accused the United States of causing panic caused by the outbreak of coronavirus. The Chinese stock market fell around 8% on Monday the first day after an extended Lunar New Year holiday. Beijing made the accusation after the Trump administration said Friday it was banning almost all foreign visitors who have been in China in the last 14 days to address the threat of the virus. A spokeswoman for China's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the United States should adopt an objective, fair, calm and rational attitude and refrain from overreacting. China has noted that the United States has repeatedly expressed its willingness to provide assistance to China and hopes that relevant assistance will be provided soon, spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement on the ministry's website. With Wuhan and some other cities in a virtual shutdown, travel is severely restricted and China faces growing international isolation, fears of further economic disruption are growing; OPEC oil cartel sources said producers were considering reducing production by almost a third to keep prices. Airlines around the world have stopped flights to parts of China. A suspension by the United Arab Emirates on Monday will affect the Etihad and Emirates Gulf airlines. The outbreak is reminiscent of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a virus of the same family that emerged in China in 2002 and killed nearly 800 people worldwide of the approximately 8,000 who were infected. Chinese data suggests that the new virus, although much more contagious than SARS, is significantly less lethal, although these numbers can evolve rapidly. Some economists predict that world economic production will be reduced by 0.2 to 0.3 percentage points due to the closure of China. Countries continued to fly evacuation flights for citizens outside of Wuhan. A plane loaded with Australians left the city on Monday and arrived in the Indian Ocean territory of Christmas Island, where they will be quarantined, the media reported Tuesday. The United States, which moved people last week, is planning a handful more flights, while Russia will begin evacuating its citizens from Wuhan on Monday. The White House said China had accepted its offer to have American experts as part of a WHO mission to study and help fight the virus, which emerged from a market in the capital of Hubei Province, Wuhan, at the end from last year. For a chart that compares coronavirus outbreaks, see https://tmsnrt.rs/2GK6YVK. (Report by Kevin Yao, Lusha Zhang and Ryan Woo; Additional report by Yilei Sun, Leng Cheng, Brenda Goh, Winni Zhou in Shanghai, Martin Pollard in Jiujiang, Roxanne Liu, Pei Li, Gabriel Crossley and Muyu Xu, Min Zhang in Beijing , Clare Jim and Noah Sin in Hong Kong, Mekhla Raina in Bangalore, Maria Kiselyova in Moscow, Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Gayatri Suroyo in Jakarta, Tom Westbrook in Singapore; Byron Kaye in Sydney; Written by Stephen Coates; Michael Perry Edition) This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by timesofindia.com and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)

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