by The Associated Press | February 14, 2020
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 64,000 people globally and killed more than 1,360, with 99 percent of the cases in China. Experts believe the true scope of the outbreak could be higher.

The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. COVID-19 is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that's a close cousin to the severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome viruses.

More people have now died from the new coronavirus than during the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak, but no deaths have been reported in Europe so far and the continent has only 46 confirmed virus cases.

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Wednesday in Beijing:

- Mainland China: 1,380 deaths among 63,851 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei.

- Hong Kong: 56 cases, 1 death

- Macao: 10

- Japan: 259, including 218 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death

- Singapore: 67

- Thailand: 33

- South Korea: 28

- Malaysia: 19

- Taiwan: 18

- Vietnam: 16

- Germany: 16

- United States: 15. Separately, one U.S. citizen died in China

- Australia: 14

- 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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The number of mainland Chinese cases has been corrected in this report.