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New virus: Over 88,000 infected globally, 3,000 dead

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A health worker wearing a protective suit adjusts his goggles as he prepares to transport patients in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday, March 1, 2020. The coronavirus has claimed its first victim in the United States as the number of cases shot up in Iran, Italy and South Korea and the spreading outbreak shook the global economy.(Ryu Young-seok/Yonhap via AP)

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 88,000 people globally and caused 3,000 deaths. 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, based on WHO and national counts:

Mainland China: 2,870 deaths among 79,824 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei

Hong Kong: 94 cases, 2 deaths

Macao: 10 cases

South Korea: 3,736 cases, 20 deaths

Italy: 1,694 cases, 34 deaths

Iran: 978 cases, 54 deaths

Japan: 961 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 12 deaths

France: 130 cases, including one on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe; 2 deaths

Singapore: 106 cases

United States: 74 cases, 1 death

Spain: 71 cases

Germany: 66

Kuwait: 45 cases

Thailand: 42 cases, 1 death

Taiwan: 40 cases, 1 death

Bahrain: 38 cases

United Kingdom: 35 cases, 1 death

Malaysia: 29 cases

Australia: 23 cases, 1 death

United Arab Emirates: 21 cases

Canada: 20

Iraq: 19

Norway: 19

Vietnam: 16

Sweden: 15

Netherlands: 10

Switzerland: 10

Greece: 7

Lebanon: 7

Croatia: 7

Finland: 6

Oman: 6

Austria: 5

Israel: 5

Russia: 5

Mexico: 4

Pakistan: 4

Czech Republic 3

India: 3

Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death

Romania: 3 cases

Belarus: 2

Belgium: 2

Brazil: 2

Denmark: 2

Georgia: 2

Algeria: 1

Afghanistan: 1

Armenia 1

Azerbaijan: 1

Cambodia: 1

Dominican Republic 1

Ecuador: 1

Egypt: 1

Estonia: 1

Iceland: 1

Ireland: 1

Lithuania: 1

Monaco: 1

Nepal: 1

New Zealand: 1

Nigeria: 1

North Macedonia: 1

Qatar: 1

San Marino: 1

Sri Lanka: 1

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