Coronavirus infected over 75,000 globally

The COVID-19 outbreak has so far killed more than 2,000 people with over 75,000 infected worldwide.
The COVID-19 outbreak has so far killed more than 2,000 people with over 75,000 infected worldwide.

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.

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Thursday in Beijing:

- Mainland China: 2,118 deaths among 74,576 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei

-Hong Kong: 65 cases, 2 deaths

- Japan: 702 cases, including 621 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 3 deaths

- Taiwan: 24 cases, 1 death

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

- France: 12 cases, 1 death

- Macao: 10

- Singapore: 84

- South Korea: 51

- Thailand: 35

- Malaysia: 22

- Vietnam: 16

- Germany: 16

- Australia: 15

- United Kingdom: 9

- United Arab Emirates: 9

- Canada: 8

- Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death

- India: 3

- Italy: 3

- Russia: 2

- Spain: 2

- Iran: 2

- Belgium: 1

- Nepal: 1

- Sri Lanka: 1

- Sweden: 1

- Cambodia: 1

- Finland: 1

- Egypt: 1

Australian Associated Press