BEIJING, Feb 28: A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 83,000 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 Friday in Beijing:
— Mainland China: 2,788 deaths among 78,824 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
— Hong Kong: 92 cases, 2 deaths
— Macao: 10 cases
— South Korea: 2,337 cases, 13 deaths
— Japan: 927 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 9 deaths