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New virus has infected more than 75,000 people globally

/ 05:54 PM February 19, 2020

Dr. Kong Yuefeng, a recovered COVID-19 patient who has passed his 14-day quarantine, donates plasma in the city’s blood center in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients contains antibodies that can help reduce the virus load in critically ill patients, according to China’s National Health Commission. (Chinatopix via AP)

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 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.

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The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as ofWednesday in Beijing:

— Mainland China:2,004 deaths among 74,185 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
— Hong Kong: 62 cases, 2 deaths
— Macao: 10

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— Japan: 614 cases, including 542 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death

— Singapore: 81

— South Korea: 51

— Thailand: 35

— Malaysia: 22

— Taiwan: 22 cases, 1 death

— Vietnam: 16

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— Germany: 16

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

— Australia: 14

— France: 12 cases, 1 death

— United Kingdom: 9

— United Arab Emirates: 9

— Canada: 8

— Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death

— India: 3

— Italy: 3

— Russia: 2

— Spain: 2

— Belgium: 1

— Nepal: 1

— Sri Lanka: 1

— Sweden: 1

— Cambodia: 1

— Finland: 1

— Egypt: 1

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

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