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New virus has infected more than 60,000 people globally

AP  |  Beijing 

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 60,000 people globally.

The World Health Organisation 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: 1,367 deaths among 59,804 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei.

Hong Kong: 51 cases, 1 death

Macao: 10

Japan: 250, including 218 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death Singapore: 50

Thailand: 33

South Korea: 28

Malaysia: 18

Taiwan: 18

Vietnam: 16

Australia: 14

Germany: 16

United States: 14. Separately, one U.S.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, February 13 2020. 20:02 IST