Coronavirus: Canada death toll jumps by almost 50 percent in less than a day

Pedestrians walk in the Chinatown district of downtown Toronto on January 28, 2020. (Reuters)

The Canadian death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped almost 50 percent to 19 in less than a day, official figures released by the federal government showed on Sunday.

Ottawa said late on Saturday that 13 people had died but by 9 a.m. Eastern Time (1300 GMT) on Sunday that number had grown to 19, a 46 percent increase. The number of confirmed cases rose to 1,302 from 1,099.

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