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This is the same new Coronavirus that caused the fatality in Jedda, Saudi Arabia earlier this year. The new cases the article refers to a recently oncovered eleven person cluster at the onset of the epidemic.
The Common Cold and SARS are other coronaviruses
The high proportion of health care workers among the victims suggest possible person to person transmission. Genetic testing implicates a bats as a possible origin species. For those keeping score at home bats have been a reoccurring theme in the origin stories of several modern emerging infectious diseases such as Hendra and Ebola.
The original article is here.