News China virus numbers see big jump SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Tuesday, Jan. 28th, 2020 There’s been a large increase in the number of cases of the coronavirus that erupted in eastern China a month ago. Airlines, including Air Canada, are starting to suspend flights to and from China. Photo by unsplash.com The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China has increased to 106, with more than 45-hundred people confirmed ill with the disease, and of that, almost a thousand are in serious condition. The jump in the number of cases has officials concerned that the virus is now spreading more rapidly. Tens of millions of people in China are now living under a transportation lockdown in an effort to slow it’s spread. Several countries are planning flights to evacuate their citizens from eastern China, the center of the outbreak. Two cases of the virus have been confirmed in Canada; a husband and wife from Toronto. Health officials say 19 other cases are under investigation. Public health units, including Sudbury and Algoma public health, are on high alert.