Covid-19: Over 85,000 infected globally, over 2,900 deaths


Tourists arriving at the Island of Bali in Indonesia with mostly wearing facemasks due to the Covid-19 outbreak. More than 85,000 have been infected with the virus globally and there has been over 2,900 as of Saturday (Feb 29). - The Star/ANN

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 85,000 people globally. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

The latest figures, based on WHO and national counts:

- Mainland China: 2,835 deaths among 79,251 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei

- Hong Kong: 94 cases, 2 deaths

- Macao: 10 cases

- South Korea: 3,150 cases, 17 deaths

- Japan: 947 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 11 deaths

- Italy: 888 cases, 18 deaths

- Iran: 593 cases, 43 deaths

- Singapore: 98 cases

- United States: 62

- France: 57 cases, 2 deaths

- Germany: 57 cases

- Spain: 46

- Kuwait: 45

- Thailand: 42

- Taiwan: 39 cases, 1 death

- Bahrain: 38 cases

- Malaysia: 24

- United Kingdom: 23 cases, 1 death

- Australia: 23 cases

- United Arab Emirates: 19 cases

- Vietnam: 16

- Canada: 14

- Sweden: 12

- Switzerland: 10

- Iraq: 8

- Lebanon: 7

- Croatia: 6

- Netherlands: 6

- Norway: 6

- Oman: 6

- Austria: 5

- Russia: 5

- Israel: 5

- Pakistan: 4

- Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death

- Finland: 3 cases

- Greece: 3

- India: 3

- Romania: 3

- Norway: 2

- Denmark: 2

- Georgia: 2

- Mexico: 2

- Egypt: 1

- Algeria: 1

- Afghanistan: 1

- North Macedonia: 1

- Estonia: 1

- Lithuania: 1

- Belgium: 1

- Belarus: 1

- Nepal: 1

- Sri Lanka: 1

- Cambodia: 1

- Brazil: 1

- New Zealand: 1

- Nigeria: 1

- Azerbaijan: 1

- Monaco: 1

- Qatar: 1

By The Associated Press

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