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Korea confirms 379 new cases and 602 overall, and infections in Italy spike to 132.
In other developments, Italy's outbreak expanded and a California city blocked a plan to move evacuees from Travis Air Force Base.
As infections outside of China increase, China's total tops 75,000 cases.
Also, South Korea cases almost double, to 104, many part of a church cluster.
Also today, 79 more Diamond Princess infections were reported—raising cruise ship totals to 621— and the WHO details stepped-up response measures regarding the Westerdam ship in Cambodia.
Data suggest the possibility that COVID-19 could be transmitted via respiratory, fecal-oral, or body fluid routes.
Research news includes evidence of person-to-person spread before symptoms.
A study of 44,672 cases reveals that 14% were severe and 5% critical.
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