Chinese officials notched another grim record Tuesday as single-day deaths from the outbreak reached triple digits. With a total of 1,016 now dead, President Xi Jinping is taking an increasingly visible role, appearing at a Beijing health center in a nationally broadcast visit. "We will most definitely win this people’s war," he said. Meanwhile, several senior officials — mainly in the hard-hit Hubei province — have been sacked.
How bad could the outbreak get? One public health epidemiologist believes coronavirus could infect about two-thirds of the global population if it isn't properly controlled.