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
— Macao: 10 cases
— Japan: 337 cases, including 285 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death