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WHO-led coronavirus probe team leaving for China on Monday or Tuesday

GENEVA, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A World Health Organization-led international team investigating the coronavirus outbreak will leave for China on Monday or Tuesday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Saturday.

The death toll in mainland China rose to 723 on Saturday, the WHO said, looking likely to pass the 774 deaths recorded globally during the 2002-2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Across mainland China, the number of cases stood at 34,598. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay Writing by Nick Macfie Editing by Frances Kerry)

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