A woman wears safety goggles, a face mask, and rubber gloves as she rides a nearly empty subway train in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
BEIJING, Feb 15: A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 67,000 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 Saturday in Beijing:
Mainland China: 1,523 deaths among 66,492 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei.
Hong Kong: 56 cases, 1 death
Japan: 262, 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