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The viral outbreak that began in Wuhan, China has infected more than 64,000 people globally as of Friday.

On Friday morning, over 100 more people had died of the virus, officially known as Covid-19, in central China’s Hubei province, raising the global death toll to 1,383. Of those, all but three have died in mainland China.

The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

Chinese health authorities also confirmed an additional 5,090 cases across the country on Friday. That’s a major rise, but nowhere near the 14,840 new cases reported Thursday, the largest single-day rise since the epidemic began.

China has suffered the most thus far from the virus with 99 percent of the cases. Other 1 percent cases falls in other countries worldwide.

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: 251, including 218 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death
  • Singapore: 58
  • Thailand: 33
  • South Korea: 28
  • Malaysia: 19
  • Taiwan: 18
  • Vietnam: 16
  • Australia: 14
  • Germany: 16
  • United States: 15. Also, 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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