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FACTBOX: New virus has infected more than 43,000 people globally

AP , Tuesday 11 Feb 2020
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Health workers in protective gears walk as they evacuate residents from a public housing building, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, outside Hong Mei House, at Cheung Hong Estate in Hong Kong, China February 11, 2020 (Photo: Reuters)
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A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 43,000 people globally.

The latest figures reported by global health authorities as of Tuesday in Beijing:

_ China: 1,016 deaths among 42,638 confirmed cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has had 42 cases, including one death. Macao has had 10 cases. Most of the illnesses and deaths have been in central Hubei province, where illnesses from the new type of coronavirus were first detected in December.

_ Japan: 161

_ Singapore: 45

_ Thailand: 33

_ South Korea: 28

_ Malaysia: 18

_ Taiwan: 16

_ Australia: 14

_ Germany: 14

_ Vietnam: 15

_ United States: 13. Separately, one U.S. citizen died in China

_ France: 11

_ United Kingdom: 8

_ 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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