SINGAPORE (Jan 30): The novel coronavirus is expected to infect more people than the 8,422 infected globally during the SARS outbreak back in 2002-2003, but the total number of deaths will likely be lower than 774 lives claimed by SARS, according to Maybank Kim Eng Research.

So far, at least 170 have died from the Wuhan virus.

As at Jan 29, there have been more than 7,000 cases confirmed in China alone – surpassing the number of infected cases in the Middle Kingdom during SARS. There are 91 confirmed cases outside of China, including 10 in Singapore.

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