New virus: Over 86,000 infected globally, over 2,900 deaths

A new virus that first emerged in China has infected more than 86,000 people and caused more than 2,900 deaths

ByThe Associated Press
February 29, 2020, 8:14 PM
Officials wearing traditional guard uniforms and protective face masks walk at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty and one of South Korea's well known landmarks in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The cor
Officials wearing traditional guard uniforms and protective face masks walk at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty and one of South Korea's well known landmarks in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The coronavirus outbreak's impact on the world economy grew more alarming on Saturday, even as President Donald Trump denounced criticisms of his response to the threat as a "hoax" cooked up by his political enemies. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 86,000 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, based on WHO and national counts:

— Mainland China: 2,870 deaths among 79,824 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei

— Hong Kong: 94 cases, 2 deaths

— Macao: 10 cases

— South Korea: 3,526 cases, 17 deaths

— Italy: 1,128 cases, 29 deaths

— Japan: 947 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 11 deaths

— Iran: 593 cases, 43 deaths

— France: 100 cases, 2 deaths

— Singapore: 98

— Germany: 66

— United States: 62 cases, 1 death

— Spain: 46

— Kuwait: 45

— Thailand: 42

— Taiwan: 39 cases, 1 death

— Bahrain: 38

— Malaysia: 24

— Australia: 23

— United Kingdom: 23 cases, 1 death

— Canada: 20

— United Arab Emirates: 19

— Vietnam: 16

— Norway: 15

— Iraq: 13

— Sweden: 13

— Switzerland: 10

— Lebanon: 7

— Netherlands: 7

— Croatia: 6

— Oman: 6

— Austria: 5

— Israel: 5

— Russia: 5

— Greece: 4

— Mexico: 4

— Pakistan: 4

— Finland: 3

— India: 3

— Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death

— Romania: 3

— Brazil: 2

— Denmark: 2

— Georgia: 2

— Algeria: 1

— Afghanistan: 1

— Azerbaijan: 1

— Belarus: 1

— Belgium: 1

— Cambodia: 1

— Ecuador: 1

— Egypt: 1

— Estonia: 1

— Iceland: 1

— Ireland: 1

— Lithuania: 1

— Monaco: 1

— Nepal: 1

— New Zealand: 1

— Nigeria: 1

— North Macedonia: 1

— Qatar: 1

— San Marino: 1

— Sri Lanka: 1

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