A security guard wearing a protective face mask checks the temperature of a cleaning woman in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. COVID-19 viral illness has sickened tens of thousands of people in China since December. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
BEIJING, Feb 14: A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 64,000 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: 1,380 deaths among 63,851 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei.
Hong Kong: 51 cases, 1 death
Japan: 251, including 218 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death
South Korea: 28
United States: 15. Separately, one U.S. citizen died in China