Hamilton lab releases new images of coronavirus

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New images of the novel coronavirus were released Friday from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton.

RML’s Laboratory of Virology received its first sample of the 2019 novel coronavirus last week, joining a worldwide effort to combat it.

China’s National Health Commission, using a new way of counting the cases of the illness now known officially as COVID-19, put confirmed cases of the virus at 63,851 in the mainland, with a death toll of 1,380 Friday, according to the Associated Press.

Worldwide, more than 580 cases of the illness have been confirmed outside mainland China, with three deaths as of Friday. Also Friday, Gallatin County reported that a person in Bozeman had tested negative for the disease.

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