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New virus has infected more than 60,000 people globally

A doctor takes a swab from a woman to test for the COVID-19 virus at a fever clinic in Yinan county in eastern China's Shandong province, on Feb. 12, 2020. (Chinatopix Via AP)

(AP) -- A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 60,000 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 Wednesday in Beijing:

    -- Mainland China: 1,367 deaths among 59,804 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei.

    -- Hong Kong: 51 cases, 1 death

    -- Macao: 10

    -- Japan: 250, including 218 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death

    -- Singapore: 50

    -- Thailand: 33

    -- South Korea: 28

    -- Malaysia: 18

    -- Taiwan: 18

    -- Vietnam: 16

    -- Australia: 14

    -- Germany: 16

    -- United States: 14. Separately, one U.S. citizen died in China

    -- France: 11

    -- United Kingdom: 9

    -- United Arab Emirates: 8

    -- Canada: 7

    -- Philippines: 3 cases, including 1 death

    -- India: 3

    -- Italy: 3

    -- Russia: 2

    -- Spain: 2

    -- Belgium: 1

    -- Nepal: 1

    -- Sri Lanka: 1

    -- Sweden: 1

    -- Cambodia: 1

    -- Finland: 1

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