Race to contain deadly coronavirus with 5 confirmed US cases

At least 80 people have died from the virus and more than 2,700 have been infected as global financial markets were rocked by the spread and officials in Hong Kong declared a state of emergency.
1:15 | 01/27/20

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Right now we're going to turn to the breaking news on the race to contain the deadly five cases confirmed here in the U.S. At least 80 people have died. More than 2,800 have been infected. Global financial markets rocked overnight by the spread of the virus. Ian Pannell is in Hong Kong where officials have declared a state of emergency. Good morning, Ian. Reporter: Good morning, George. That's right. A medical emergency here where the numbers are rising. All stores now shut until mid February. Jumping over 80 with those infected heading towards 3,000. In the U.S., two more cases confirmed. Another one in California, the other in Arizona, bringing the total to five. The CDC now warning us to expect that that number will rise, but it's in China that is by far the the country now rushing to build two new hospitals in a matter of days. The mayor of Wuhan where the outbreak started offering to resign and admitting there was a delay in releasing information saying, he was waiting for approval from beijing. As many as a thousand or so U.S. Citizens are trapped in the area with urgent efforts now under way to try to evacuate them from Wuhan. Guys? Thanks to Ian Pannell. We'll have more on how to contain the virus in our second

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