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New virus has infected over 80,000 people globally

1 month 1 week 5 days ago Monday, February 24 2020 Feb 24, 2020 February 24, 2020 10:25 PM February 24, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press
A woman wearing face mask passes by posters about precautions against new coronavirus at a bus station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people globally.

 The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Tuesday in Beijing:

— Mainland China: 2,663 deaths among 77,658 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
— Hong Kong: 81 cases, 2 deaths
— Macao: 10 cases
— Japan: 850 cases, including 691 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 4 deaths
— South Korea: 893 cases, 8 deaths
— Italy: 229 cases, 7 deaths
— Singapore: 89 cases
— Iran: 61 cases, 12 deaths
— United States: 35 cases; separately, 1 U.S. citizen died in China
— Thailand: 35 cases
— Taiwan: 30 cases, 1 death
— Australia: 23 cases
— Malaysia: 22
— Vietnam: 16 cases
— Germany: 16
— France: 12 cases, 1 death
— United Arab Emirates: 13 cases
— United Kingdom: 13
— Canada: 11
— Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death
— Kuwait: 3 cases
— India: 3
— Russia: 2
— Spain: 2
— Israel: 2
— Oman: 2
— Bahrain: 1
— Lebanon: 1
— Belgium: 1
— Nepal: 1
— Sri Lanka: 1
— Sweden: 1
— Cambodia: 1
— Finland: 1
— Egypt: 1
— Afghanistan: 1

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