Most of the coronavirus deaths have been in central Hubei province, where illnesses from the new type of coronavirus were first detected in December.
In China, 490 deaths have been registered | Photo from REUTERS
A viral outbreak — new type of coronavirus — that began in China has infected more than 24,500 people globally.
The latest figures as of Wednesday in Beijing: In China, 490 deaths have been registered apart from 24,324 confirmed cases on the mainland.
In addition, Hong Kong has had 17 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.
Below are number of cases different countries have registered:
South Korea: 19
United States: 11
United Arab Emirates: 5
Philippines: 3 cases, including 1 death –
Sri Lanka: 1