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Latest statistics on the global deadly coronavirus threat

Latest statistics on the global deadly coronavirus threat

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 76,000 people globally.

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

The virus has a fatality rate of 2.7 per cent (0.6 per cent outside China).

Two passengers died on the Diamond Princess after the virus spread through the cruise ship that was locked down in Japan.

The Diamond Princess is seen at the Daikoku Futo Wharf in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

The latest figures reported by each affected country’s government health authority as of Thursday in Beijing are:

  • Mainland China: 2236 deaths among 75,465 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
  • Hong Kong: 65 cases, 2 deaths
  • Japan: 727 cases, including 634 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 3 deaths
  • South Korea: 156, 1 death
  • Taiwan: 24 cases, 1 death
  • United States: 15 cases; separately, 1 US citizen died in China
  • France: 12 cases, 1 death
  • Iran: 5 cases, 2 deaths
  • Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death
  • Macao: 10
  • Singapore: 84
  • Thailand: 35
  • Malaysia: 22
  • Vietnam: 16
  • Germany: 16
  • Australia: 15
  • United Kingdom: 9
  • United Arab Emirates: 9
  • Canada: 9
  • India: 3
  • Italy: 3
  • Russia: 2
  • Spain: 2
  • Belgium: 1
  • Nepal: 1
  • Sri Lanka: 1
  • Sweden: 1
  • Cambodia: 1
  • Finland: 1
  • Egypt: 1
A technician shows the examined the test kits for coronavirus at a company, Yangzhou city, east China's Jiangsu province.

AUSTRALIA’S RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

  • 15 cases of COVID-19 in Australia: five in Queensland; four in New South Wales; four in Victoria; two in South Australia
  • 10 of the earlier cases have recovered, the other five are in a stable condition
  • All of the cases in Australia have come from Wuhan, except one in NSW who had contact in China with a confirmed case in Wuhan
  • A Qantas flight with Australian Diamond Princess cruise passengers arrived in Darwin on Thursday morning.
  • A viral-positive WA man will be flown to Perth’s Sir Charles Gairdner hospital today for treatment
  • China travel ban has been extended until February 29 and will be reviewed again next Thursday