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A Hong Kong flower shop on Valentine's Day. There are 56 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Hong Kong as of Feb. 14. Photo: Miguel Candela/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Across China and other countries with some of the highest confirmed cases of the coronavirus, people celebrated Valentine's Day as they would any other year: buying flowers and other gifts, attending weddings and spending time with loved ones.

Where it stands: COVID-19 has now killed at least 1,527 people and in mainland China infected nearly 66,497 people, a number the CDC believes is underreported. There are more than 500 cases in 27 other countries and territories.

A woman in Beijing waits for the subway on Valentine's Day. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
A vendor holds flower bouquets decorated with face masks in a Manila, Philippines flower market on Feb. 14. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP via Getty Images
A mass wedding in Santa Rosa, Laguna — south of Manila, Philippines — on Feb. 14. Photo: Jes Aznar/Getty Images
A shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand on Feb. 11. Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images
A Hongkonger buys flowers on Feb. 14. Photo: Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images
Elderly couples celebrate their 50th wedding anniversaries on Valentine's Day in China. Photo: Nora Tam/South China Morning Post via Getty Images
A newly wedded couple hold their wedding ceremony on Valentine's Day at Cotton Tree Drive in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam/South China Morning Post via Getty Images
A man decorates flowers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Feb. 13. Photo: Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images
A couple walks in the Orchard Road shopping district in Singapore on Valentine's Day. Photo: Maverick Asio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Go deeper: Global coronavirus deaths continue rising, as U.S. reports 15th case

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"Assassin's Creed," but for schools

"Viking Age: Discovery Tour." Image via Ubisoft

For the third time since 2018, Ubisoft is releasing a nonviolent version of its latest “Assassin’s Creed” game as part of a unique effort to turn one of the medium’s most popular series into an educational tool.

Driving the news:Viking Age: Discovery Tour” transforms last year’s “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” from a bloody 150-hour game about Viking conquest in 9th century England into a peaceful four-hour game about merchants and monks.

School enrollment fell by almost 3 million from 2019 to 2020

Kindergarten student Natalia Bayoumi holds the hand of her father Amir Bayoumi as he walks to the front door of Normont Elementary School in Harbor City, CA. Photo: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The number of individuals enrolled in the U.S. education system dropped by 2.9 million from 2019 to 2020, according to new data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

Why it matters: This marks the lowest level of school enrollment for those under 35 years-old in over 20 years, per the Census Bureau.

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Facebook paying up to $14M to settle employment discrimination claims

Photo: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Facebook has agreed to pay up to $14.25 million to settle allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers by reserving positions for temporary visa holders, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

Why it matters: The settlement represents the largest civil penalty and monetary award that the Civil Rights Division has recovered in the 35-year history of the Immigration and Nationality Act's anti-discrimination provision.