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Novel coronavirus has infected more than 20,600 globally

MALAYSIA. This handout photo taken and released by Malaysia's Ministry of Health shows Malaysian nationals being directed onto a bus by health officials in protective suits as they arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, February 4, 2020, after being evacuated from China's Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak. (AP)

A VIRAL outbreak that began in China has infected more than 20,600 people globally.

The latest figures as of Tuesday, February 4, in Beijing:

— China: 425 deaths and 20,438 confirmed cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has had 15 cases, including one death. Macao has had 10 cases. Most of the deaths have been in central Hubei province, where illnesses from the new type of coronavirus were first detected in December.

— Japan: 20

— Thailand: 19

— Singapore: 18

— South Korea: 16

— United States: 11

— Germany: 12

— Taiwan: 10

— Malaysia: 10

— Australia: 7

— Vietnam: 9

— France: 6

— United Arab Emirates: 5

— Canada: 4

— India: 3

— Philippines: 2 cases, including 1 death

— Russia: 2

— Italy: 2

— Britain: 2

— Nepal: 1

— Sri Lanka: 1

— Sweden: 1

— Spain: 1

— Cambodia: 1

— Finland: 1

(AP)


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