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China's Hubei province reports 81 new deaths from coronavirus on Feb.8

SHANGHAI, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The number of deaths in China's central Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak had risen by 81 to 780 as of Saturday, the province's health commission said in a statement on its website on Sunday morning.

A further 2,147 cases have been detected in Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, taking the total in the province to 27,100. (Reporting by Winni Zhou and Brenda Goh; Editing by Richard Chang)