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: 56 cases, 1 death
— Macao: 10
— Japan: 259, including 218 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death