A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 64,000 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 Friday in Beijing: Mainland China: 1,380 deaths among 63,851 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei.
Hong Kong: 56 cases, 1 death
Japan: 259, including 218 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death Singapore: 67
South Korea: 28
United States: 15. Separately, one US citizen died in China Australia: 14
United Kingdom: 9
United Arab Emirates: 8
Philippines: 3 cases, including 1 death India: 3
Sri Lanka: 1
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