New virus has infected more than 77,000 people globally

New virus has infected more than 77,000 people globally
2,345 deaths from the coronavirus have been confirmed in the mainland of China among 76,288 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei.

(AP) - 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: 739 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 Kingdom: 9

— United Arab Emirates: 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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