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FACTBOX: New virus has infected more than 45,100 people globally

AP , Wednesday 12 Feb 2020
Shanghai
A bus driver wearing a mask is seen, in downtown Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, February 12, 2020. (Reuters)
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A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 45,100 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 Wednesday in Beijing:

_ Mainland China: 1,113 deaths among 44,653 confirmed cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei.

_ Hong Kong: 509 case s, 1 death

_ Macao: 10

_ Japan: 203, including 174 from a cruise ship docked in Japan

_ Singapore: 47

_ Thailand: 33

_ South Korea: 28

_ Malaysia: 18

_ Taiwan: 18

_ Vietnam: 15

_ Australia: 14

_ Germany: 14

_ 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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