CORONA, COVID-19, DEATHS NEAR 1,400 IN CHINA 

China’s national health commission says that there have been 1,380 deaths due to COVID-19, the new name for disease caused by the coronavirus, as of Friday morning. The number represents a decrease in deaths previously reported in Hubei province, which is at the center of the outbreak.

China's national health commission said it deducted 108 deaths from Hubei "due to repeated statistics."

There are more than 63,800 confirmed cases in mainland China, according to the latest numbers from China's national health commission.

Officials in Hubei province have changed the way they are diagnosing and reporting cases. They are now identifying cases based on what the patients' lungs look like on CT scans, rather than waiting for lab results to confirm infection with the virus.