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New Virus Has Infected More than 77,000 People Globally

 

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A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 77,000 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 Saturday in Beijing:
 
— Mainland China: 2,345 deaths among 76,288 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
 
— Hong Kong: 69 cases, 2 deaths
 
— Macao: 10
 
— Japan: 751 cases, including 634 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 3 deaths
 
— South Korea: 346 cases, 2 deaths
 
— Singapore: 86
 
— United States: 35 cases; separately, 1 U.S. citizen died in China
 
— Thailand: 35
 
— Taiwan: 26 cases, 1 death
 
— Australia: 23
 
— Malaysia: 22
 
— Italy: 19 cases; 1 death
 
_Iran: 18 cases, 4 deaths
 
— Vietnam: 16
 
— Germany: 16
 
— France: 12 cases, 1 death
 
— United Arab Emirates: 11
 
— United Kingdom: 9
 
— Canada: 9
 
— Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death
 
— India: 3
 
— Russia: 2
 
— Spain: 2
 
— Lebanon: 1
 
— Israel: 1
 
— Belgium: 1
 
— Nepal: 1
 
— Sri Lanka: 1
 
— Sweden: 1
 
— Cambodia: 1
 
— Finland: 1
 
— Egypt: 1
 
 

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