Beijing (AP) - The number of confirmed cases of the new lung disease in China has skyrocketed to around 220. Another patient died. This means that three deaths are known, as reported by the health authority in the central Chinese metropolis of Wuhan. The outbreak had started there. For the first time, infections with the coronavirus have been detected in several other places in China. Experts fear that the pathogen that has probably jumped over from an animal can also be transmitted from person to person, contrary to what was initially thought.