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Coronavirus live updates: Chinese health officials say death toll has risen to 132

Christine Wang, Evelyn Cheng, Eustance Huang 7-9 minutes - Source: CNBC 7:36 pm: International Ski Federation (FIS) cancels first official Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 test event due to new coronavirus FIS, the Chinese Ski Association and its Yanqing Local Organizing Committee, have cancelled the men’s Audi FIS World Cup races scheduled for Feb. 15 to 16 in the northwestern part of Beijing. It would have been the federation’s first Alpine Ski World Cup in China and the first official test event for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022, according to FIS President Gian Franco Kasper. “Although the risk level in Yanqing is low, the health and welfare of the athletes and all participants must take priority,” Kasper said in an online statement. 6:00 pm: CCTV reports that confirmed cases rise to more than 6,000 Chinese state-run television network CCTV says on social media platform Weibo that the number of confirmed cases in the country has risen t