A carnival reveller wears a protective mask at Venice Carnival, which the last two days of, as well as Sunday night's festivities, have been cancelled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, in Venice, Italy February 23, 2020.(REUTERS)
A carnival reveller wears a protective mask at Venice Carnival, which the last two days of, as well as Sunday night's festivities, have been cancelled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, in Venice, Italy February 23, 2020.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 has infected over 80,000 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.
Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 04:12 PM IST

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 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 Tuesday in Beijing:

  • Mainland China: 2,663 deaths among 77,658 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
  • Hong Kong: 81 cases, 2 deaths
  • Macao: 10 cases
  • South Korea: 977 cases, 10 deaths
  • Japan: 850 cases, including 691 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 4 deaths
  • Italy: 229 cases, 7 deaths
  • Singapore: 89 cases
  • Iran: 61 cases, 12 deaths
  • United States: 35 cases; separately, 1 U.S. citizen died in China
  • Thailand: 37 cases
  • Taiwan: 30 cases, 1 death
  • Australia: 23 cases
  • Malaysia: 22
  • Vietnam: 16 cases
  • Germany: 16
  • France: 12 cases, 1 death
  • United Arab Emirates: 13 cases
  • United Kingdom: 13
  • Canada: 11
  • Bahrain: 8
  • Iraq: 5
  • Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death
  • Kuwait: 3 cases
  • India: 3
  • Spain: 3
  • Russia: 2
  • Israel: 2
  • Oman: 2
  • Lebanon: 1
  • Belgium: 1
  • Nepal: 1
  • Sri Lanka: 1
  • Sweden: 1
  • Cambodia: 1
  • Finland: 1
  • Egypt: 1
  • Afghanistan: 1
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