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Newly discovered virus takes more lives, spreads

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Posted at 7:22 AM, May 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-29 07:22:39-04

By Ben Brumfield

(CNN) — The novel coronavirus continues to spread — with the worldwide total now at 49, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Of the 49 cases, 27 have resulted in deaths, the organization said.

The latest deaths were reported in Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi health ministry said Wednesday that three people died from their infections in the country’s eastern region.

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