A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 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 Tuesday in Beijing:
— Mainland China: 2,663 deaths among 77,658 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
— Hong Kong: 81 cases, 2 deaths
— Macao: 10 cases
— South Korea: 977 cases, 11 deaths
— Japan: 860 cases, including 691 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 4 deaths