New virus has infected more than 73,000 people globally

Beijing: A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 73,000 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.

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The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Tuesday in Beijing: Mainland China: 1,868 deaths among 72,436 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei Hong Kong: 58 cases, 1 death

  • Macao: 10 cases
  • Japan: 610 cases, including 542 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death
  • Singapore: 77 cases
  • Thailand: 35 cases
  • South Korea: 31 cases
  • Malaysia: 22 cases
  • Taiwan: 22 cases, 1 death
  • Vietnam: 16 cases
  • Germany: 16 cases
  • United States: 15 cases; separately, 1 U.S.

AP