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China virus outbreak death toll rises to 170 as infections rise

SHANGHAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) - China's National Health Commission said on Thursday the total number of confirmed deaths from the coronavirus in the country has risen by 38 to 170 as of end-Wednesday, as the number of infected patients rose by more than 1,700.

The commission said in a statement there were 7,711 confirmed cases as of the end of Wednesday, with an additional 12,167 suspected cases. (Reporting by Samuel Shen, Pei Li and Se Young Lee; Editing by Sandra Maler)