New virus has infected more than 71,000 people globally

World News

In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo, medical workers move a person who died from COVID-19 at a hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and hundred more deaths for a total of thousands since the outbreak began two months ago. (Chinatopix via AP)

(AP) – A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 71,000 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 Monday in Beijing:

β€” Mainland China: 1,770 deaths among 70,548 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei

β€” Hong Kong: 58 cases, 1 death

β€” Macao: 10

β€” Japan: 518 cases, including 454 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death

β€” Singapore: 75 cases

β€” Thailand: 35

β€” South Korea: 30

β€” Malaysia: 22

β€” Taiwan: 20 cases, 1 death

β€” Vietnam: 16 cases

β€” Germany: 16

β€” United States: 15 cases; separately, 1 U.S. citizen died in China

β€” Australia: 14 cases

β€” France: 12 cases, 1 death

β€” United Kingdom: 9 cases

β€” United Arab Emirates: 9

β€” Canada: 8

β€” Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death

β€” India: 3 cases

β€” Italy: 3

β€” Russia: 2

β€” Spain: 2

β€” Belgium: 1

β€” Nepal: 1

β€” Sri Lanka: 1

β€” Sweden: 1

β€” Cambodia: 1

β€” Finland: 1

β€” Egypt: 1

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