Published:  02:05 PM, 12 February 2020

New virus has infected more than 45,100 people globally

New virus has infected more than 45,100 people globally


A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 45,100 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 Wednesday in Beijing:

— Mainland China: 1,113 deaths among 44,653 confirmed cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei.

— Hong Kong: 49 cases, 1 death

— Macao: 10.

— Japan: 203, including 174 from a cruise ship docked in Japan

— Singapore: 47

— Thailand: 33

— South Korea: 28

— Malaysia: 18

— Taiwan: 18

— Australia: 14

— Germany: 14

— Vietnam: 15

— United States: 13. Separately, one U.S. citizen died in China

— France: 11

— United Kingdom: 8

— United Arab Emirates: 8

— Canada: 7

— Philippines: 3 cases, including 1 death

— India: 3

— Italy: 3

— Russia: 2

— Spain: 2

— Belgium: 1

— Nepal: 1

— Sri Lanka: 1

— Sweden: 1

— Cambodia: 1

— Finland: 1


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