New virus has infected more than 67,000 people globally

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Beijing, February 15: A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 67,000 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 Saturday in Beijing: Mainland China: 1,523 deaths among 66,492 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei.
Hong Kong: 56 cases, 1 death Macao: 10 Japan: 259, including 218 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death Singapore: 67 Thailand: 33 South Korea: 28 Malaysia: 21 Taiwan: 18 Vietnam: 16 Germany: 16 United States: 15. Separately, one U.S. citizen died in China Australia: 14 France: 11 United Kingdom: 9 United Arab Emirates: 8 Canada: 8 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 Egypt: 1 (AP)