Virus has infected over 76,000 globally

More than 76,000 people have been infected globally by the coronavirus.
More than 76,000 people have been infected globally by the coronavirus.

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 76,000 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 Friday in Beijing:

- Mainland China: 2,236 deaths among 75,465 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei

- Hong Kong: 65 cases, 2 deaths

- Japan: 727 cases, including 634 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 3 deaths

- South Korea: 156, 1 death

- Taiwan: 24 cases, 1 death

- United States: 15 cases; separately, 1 US citizen died in China

- France: 12 cases, 1 death

- Iran: 5 cases, 2 deaths

- Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death

- Macao: 10

- Singapore: 84

- Thailand: 35

- Malaysia: 22

- Vietnam: 16

- Germany: 16

- Australia: 15

- United Kingdom: 9

- United Arab Emirates: 9

- Canada: 9

- India: 3

- Italy: 3

- Russia: 2

- Spain: 2

- Belgium: 1

- Nepal: 1

- Sri Lanka: 1

- Sweden: 1

- Cambodia: 1

- Finland: 1

- Egypt: 1

Australian Associated Press