Virus has infected over 77,000 globally

Coronavirus cases have dipped in China but risen in other countries.
Coronavirus cases have dipped in China but risen in other countries.

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 77,000 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 Saturday:

- Mainland China: 2,345 deaths among 76,288 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei

- Hong Kong: 69 cases, 2 deaths

- Japan: 751 cases, including 634 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 3 deaths

- South Korea: 346 cases, 2 deaths

- United States: 35 cases; separately, 1 US citizen died in China

- Taiwan: 26 cases, 1 death

- Italy: 19 cases; 1 death

-Iran: 18 cases, 4 deaths

- Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death

- France: 12 cases, 1 death

- Macao: 10

- Singapore: 86

- Thailand: 35

- Australia: 21

- Malaysia: 22

- Vietnam: 16

- Germany: 16

- United Arab Emirates: 11

- United Kingdom: 9

- Canada: 9

- India: 3

- Russia: 2

- Spain: 2

- Lebanon: 1

- Israel: 1

- Belgium: 1

- Nepal: 1

- Sri Lanka: 1

- Sweden: 1

- Cambodia: 1

- Finland: 1

- Egypt: 1

Australian Associated Press