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China's Hubei province, center of virus outbreak, confirms 25 new deaths

BEIJING, Jan 29 (Reuters) - China's Hubei province, center of a coronavirus outbreak that has spread throughout the country and overseas, on Wednesday said another 25 patients had died in the province as a result of the virus and reported 840 new cases as of end-Tuesday.

Hubei's health authority said in a statement the province has recorded 125 deaths and 3,554 cases as of end-Tuesday. The outbreak began in Wuhan, the province's capital, and the majority of deaths and confirmed cases have been from the city. (Reporting by Huizhong Wu; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)