Coronavirus: Death toll reaches 492

The death toll from novel coronavirus has climbed to 490 in mainland China, with one additional fatality in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines.

There are now 24,505 confirmed cases around the world, 24,292 being in manland China.

Ten people on board a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama in Japan have tested positive for the virus. In total, 272 people of the 3,700 on board the Diamond Princess have been tested, with only 31 results in so far.

The infected people have been taken to hospitals onshore for treatment. The ship and all those on board is being quarantined for at least 14 days.

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