New Virus Has Infected More Than 76,000 People Globally


Friday, February 21st 2020, 7:12 am

By: Associated Press


A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 76,000 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 Friday in Beijing:

— Mainland China: 2,236 deaths among 75,465 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: 204, 2 deaths

— Singapore: 86

— Thailand: 35

— Taiwan: 26 cases, 1 death

— Malaysia: 22

— Iran: 18 cases, 4 deaths

— Australia: 17

— Vietnam: 16

— Germany: 16

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

— France: 12 cases, 1 death

— United Kingdom: 9

— United Arab Emirates: 9

— Canada: 9

— Italy: 6

— Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death

— India: 3

— Russia: 2

— Spain: 2

— Belgium: 1

— Nepal: 1

— Sri Lanka: 1

— Sweden: 1

— Cambodia: 1

— Finland: 1

— Egypt: 1

","published":"2020-02-21T13:12:36.000Z","updated":"2020-02-21T13:12:36.000Z","summary":"The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

","affiliate":{"_id":"5cc353fe1c9d440000d3b70f","callSign":"kwtv","origin":"https://www.news9.com"},"contentClass":"News","createdAt":"2020-05-20T21:28:03.943Z","updatedAt":"2020-05-20T21:28:03.943Z","__v":0,"show":true,"link":"/story/5ec5a0e32ac80d591f261412/new-virus-has-infected-more-than-76000-people-globally","hasSchedule":false,"id":"5ec5a0e32ac80d591f261412"};
logo

Get The Daily Update!

Be among the first to get breaking news, weather, and general news updates from News 9 delivered right to your inbox!

More Like This

February 21st, 2020

April 23rd, 2020

April 21st, 2020

April 19th, 2020

Top Headlines

October 4th, 2022

October 4th, 2022

October 4th, 2022

October 4th, 2022