and infected almost 65,000. Cases have been confirmed in the United States, Europe, and Australia in which the disease showed pneumonia symptoms. It was first reported to the World Health Organization on December 31, when Chinese scientists linked the disease to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses, which include lethal SARS and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
At 4:43 p.m. PT Thursday, the dashboard showed 1,489 deaths, 63,686 confirmed cases in mainland China, 58 in Singapore, 53 in Hong Kong, 33 in Thailand and 15 in the United States. The dashboard also shows 218 confirmed cases in other areas, such as on the cruise ship Diamond Princess.
The dashboard shows that the virus has spread to almost 30 countries and 6,984 people have been freed from the virus.
Originally published January 24.
January 27 update: Updates information about coronavirus deaths and cases.
Update, February 13: Updates information about deaths and cases of corona viruses.