Passengers wears face masks as a precaution against the COVID-19 while sitting in a bus in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
BEIJING, Feb 27: A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 82,000 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: 2,744 deaths among 78,497 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
Hong Kong: 81 cases, 2 deaths
Macao: 10 cases
South Korea: 1,595 cases, 13 deaths
Japan: 894 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 8 deaths