A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 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 Thursday in Beijing:
— Mainland China: 2,118 deaths among 74,576 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
— Hong Kong: 65 cases, 2 deaths
— Macao: 10
— Japan: 727 cases, including 634 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 3 deaths