BEIJING—The number of daily coronavirus infections in China outside of Hubei province, the epicenter of the epidemic, dropped to just nine new cases, authorities said Tuesday, offering fresh hope that the worst has passed in China even as the pathogen raises new alarms in other parts of the world.

The drop to just nine new cases outside of Hubei on Monday marks the lowest daily increase in more than a month, and a dramatic turn from the peak of nearly 900 new cases that were recorded Feb. 3. Since the beginning of February,…

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