Mapping out the coronavirus: Here’s which countries have reported cases so far

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Also on Saturday, 2,623 people were discharged from hospital after recovery, while the number of severe cases decreased by 299 to 7,365.

Among the deaths reported, 45 were from the epicentre of the virus Hubei Province, one in Beijing and Henan respectively, it said. Only one British national has so far died from the disease.

On Wednesday, Brazil's health minister confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in South America, establishing that the new coronavirus had spread to every continent except Antarctica.

President Moon Jae-in spoke soon after health authorities reported 376 additional cases of coronavirus, raising the total in the country to 3,526.

The vast majority of infections have been in China but more daily cases are now logged outside the country, with South Korea, Italy and Iran emerging as major hotspots.

A researcher works in a lab that is developing testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation on Friday in Nutley, N.J.

The move came about a month after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the virus a global emergency.

But officials have yet to find evidence that the virus is "spreading freely in communities", giving them hope that "we still have a chance of containing this virus", he said. The total number of confirmed cases within China also hit almost 79,000 and more than 83,000 worldwide.

The patient wasn't an earlier suspected case, didn't have a history of travel, and isn't a known contact of an earlier case.

"CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System values the importance of collaboration and coordinated action for the identification and care of patients exhibiting signs of COVID-19", said Francine Francis, director of communications in a news release.

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"Through all these efforts the epidemic is generally under control and the positive trend in the prevention and control of the virus is now expanding, " he said.

The National Health Commission said that it received reports of 427 new cases and 47 deaths on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.

There are now 65 cases of COVID-19 in the United States, the majority travel-related, but the most recent cases on the West Coast may be evidence of community spread, which means of unknown exposure, according to the CDC.

At least 23 people from the United Kingdom have tested positive for COVID-19 and a British man who was on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan has died.

South Korea has the second-largest number of infections outside, with most of the cases in the southeastern city of Daegu and nearby areas.

He said the woman's husband is well and is under quarantine, and he added that health officials expect to see more cases.

A stretcher is moved from an AMR ambulance to the Life Care Center of Kirkland where one associate and one resident were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in Kirkland, Washington, on February 29, 2020.

The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has spread to more than 30 other countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, France, Russia, Spain, and India.

The new patient is the county's third case of the disease.

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