Passengers wearing masks wait to board trains at the Beijing West Railway Station, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer Passengers wearing masks wait to board trains at the Beijing West Railway Station, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

WHO: New virus has infected 83,000 globally, caused 2,858 deaths

By: MENA
Fri, Feb. 28, 2020
CAIRO - 28 February 2020: The World Health Organization said that a viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 83,000 people globally and caused 2,858 deaths.

In a statement on Friday, the 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 Friday in Beijing: - Mainland China: 2,788 deaths among 78,824 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei - Hong Kong: 92 cases, 2 deaths - Macao: 10 cases - South Korea: 2,022 cases, 13 deaths - Japan: 918 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 8 deaths - Italy: 650 cases, 15 deaths - Iran: 254 cases, 26 deaths - Singapore: 96 - United States: 60 - Kuwait: 43 - Thailand: 40 - Bahrain: 33 - Taiwan: 3.
 
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