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× China says 6 health workers died from new coronavirus, 1,716 infected

BEIJING --- Six health workers have died from COVID-19 or the new coronavirus in China and more than 1,700 have been infected, health officials said Friday, underscoring the risks doctors and nurses have taken due to shortages of protective gear.
The figure comes a week after public anger erupted over the death of a whistleblowing doctor who had been reprimanded and silenced by police after raising…