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New virus has infected more than 76,000 people globally

A worker wearing protective gears sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. South Korea on Friday declared a "special management zone" around a southeastern city where a surging viral outbreak, largely linked to a church in Daegu, threatens to overwhelm the region's health system. (AP Photo)

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 76,000 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 Friday in Beijing:

  • Mainland China: 2,236 deaths among 75,465 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
  • Hong Kong: 65 cases, 2 deaths
  • Macao: 10
  • Japan: 727 cases, including 634 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 3 deaths
  • Singapore: 84
  • South Korea: 156, 1 death
  • Thailand: 35
  • Taiwan: 24 cases, 1 death
  • Malaysia: 22
  • Vietnam: 16
  • Germany: 16
  • United States: 15 cases; separately, 1 U.S. citizen died in China
  • Australia: 14
  • France: 12 cases, 1 death
  • United Kingdom: 9
  • United Arab Emirates: 9
  • Canada: 9
  • Iran: 5 cases, 2 deaths
  • Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death
  • India: 3
  • Italy: 3
  • Russia: 2
  • Spain: 2
  • Belgium: 1
  • Nepal: 1
  • Sri Lanka: 1
  • Sweden: 1
  • Cambodia: 1
  • Finland: 1
  • Egypt: 1
(AP)

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