Email Updated February 15, 2020 10:30:43 Photo: Coronavirus has proven deadly in China with thousands of cases reported. (Reuters) Related Story: China’s Hubei province reports 242 new coronavirus deaths and 14,840 new cases Related Story: Coronavirus outbreak declared global health emergency Related Story: From fish market to global epidemic: Key dates in the coronavirus outbreak Related Story: Can I travel to China, Hong Kong and Macau? Can my friends and family from China visit Australia? Map: China The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the new strain of coronavirus, named COVID-19, a global public health emergency.The number of confirmed cases of the flu-like infection as of Thursday afternoon had passed 64,000, and more than 1,300 people had died, surpassing the death toll from the 2003-2003 SARS outbreak.Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about coronavirus, and how you can make sure you’re protected.How many people have died?The death toll worldwide stands at 1,384, with all but three of them in China, according to WHO and Centre for Disease Control data collated by Johns Hopkins University, as of Saturday morning.Hubei province at the epicentre of the outbreak has reported 1,318 of those.Earlier this month, the Philippines recorded the first… Read full this story
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