Patients infected by Covid-19 nearing 80,000 globally

A mother adjusting her son's facemask as he plays at a playground in Beijing on Saturday (Feb 22). The death toll in China from the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak rose by 109, China's National Health Commission said Saturday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,345. - AFP

UNITED NATIONS/BEIJING: The Covid-19 (coronavirus) has infected nearly 78,000 people globally. The World Health Organisation 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:

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