Hello and welcome to our continued live coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

This is where the situation stands:

  • The World Health Organisation says that the coronavirus could reach most “if not all countries.” It has already spread to 49 countries. You can check our map of the outbreak here.
  • The latest figures from mainland China report 427 new cases, all but four of which were in Hubei province. There have been about 80,000 confirmed cases in mainland China. The death toll rose by 47, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,835.
  • South Korea reported 594 new cases on Saturday, the biggest increase to date for the country, taking the national total to 2,931 infections. 90% of the cases are in the outbreak centre of Daegu. Three women are confirmed to have died, taking the national death toll to 16.
  • The US government will reportedly suspend a planned meeting of Asean leaders in Las Vegas on 14 March over coronavirus fears.
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK has risen to 20, with the first death of a UK citizen — a 70-year-old passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, who lived abroad — confirmed on Friday.
  • Australian authorities have reported two new confirmed cases, including a 63-year-old woman now in hospital on the Gold Coast who travelled to Queensland from Iran, where infection rates are suspected to be much higher than reported.
  • The US has confirmed its second case of the virus in a patient who had not travelled to affected areas or come into known contact with an infected person. The US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has promised it will have working test kits in every state by the end of next week after the first test was found to be faulty.
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My name is Calla Wahlquist. You can reach me on twitter @callapilla or via email at calla.wahlquist@theguardian.com




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