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New virus has infected more than 31,400 people globally

February 7, 2020 GMT
A thermal camera monitor shows the body temperature of a visitor arriving at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Ten more people were sickened with a new virus aboard one of two quarantined cruise ships with some 5,400 passengers and crew aboard, health officials in Japan said Thursday, as China reported 73 more deaths and announced that the first group of patients were expected to start taking a new antiviral drug. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
A thermal camera monitor shows the body temperature of a visitor arriving at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Ten more people were sickened with a new virus aboard one of two quarantined cruise ships with some 5,400 passengers and crew aboard, health officials in Japan said Thursday, as China reported 73 more deaths and announced that the first group of patients were expected to start taking a new antiviral drug. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 31,400 people globally.

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

— China: 636 deaths and 31,161 confirmed cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has had 22 cases, including one death. Macao has had 10 cases. Most of the deaths have been in central Hubei province, where illnesses from the new type of coronavirus were first detected in December.

— Japan: 86

— Singapore: 30

— Thailand: 25

— South Korea: 24

— Australia: 14

— Germany: 13

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— United States: 12

— Taiwan: 16

— Malaysia: 14

— Vietnam: 12

— France: 6

— United Arab Emirates: 5

— Canada: 6

— India: 3

— Philippines: 3 cases, including 1 death

— Russia: 2

— Italy: 2

— Britain: 3

— Belgium: 1

— Nepal: 1

— Sri Lanka: 1

— Sweden: 1

— Spain: 1

— Cambodia: 1

— Finland: 1