Manufacturing in China shrank at the fastest pace ever recorded in February, stung by the coronavirus outbreak.
New Zealand confirmed its first coronavirus case on Friday, a person who returned from Iran.
The U.K. has confirmed two further people have contracted the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 15.
A U.S. soldier stationed in South Korea has tested positive for the new coronavirus — marking the first time an American service member has been infected.
South Korea has confirmed an additional 84 cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 977.
Italian stocks plunged at the start of trade Monday morning, as the euro zone’s third-largest economy grappled with the largest coronavirus outbreak outside of Asia.
Mainland China’s total is now 76,936 cases, and 2,442 deaths. Cases in South Korea and Italy continued to spike.
South Korea reported that two people have died as the country’s total cases rose to 433.
South Korea has confirmed an additional 48 cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 204.
South Korea’s Center for Disease Control (KCDC) reported 22 new confirmed cases of the virus on Thursday, with the deceased among that number.
The patient was in isolation at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center, while a second patient with symptoms was under investigation.
Moody’s has lowered its growth forecast for China from 5.8% to 5.2% for 2020, which would reflect “a severe but short-lived economic impact, with knock-on effects for economies across the region.”
The U.S. has facilitated the voluntary repatriation of over 300 U.S. citizens who had been passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
An American passenger tested positive for a second time after the cruise ship operator for MS Westerdam requested another test.
China’s National Health Commission reported an additional 143 deaths nationwide, as well as 2,641 new confirmed cases as of Feb. 14.
The United States does “not have high confidence in the information coming out of China” regarding the count of coronavirus cases, a senior administration official told CNBC.
Earlier, Hubei province said it is starting to include “clinically diagnosed” cases in its figures and that 13,332 of the new cases fall under that classification.
DBS Group said that one of its employees had been infected with the pneumonia-like coronavirus after being tested on Feb. 11.
China said Monday the virus had killed two foreigners, a U.S. citizen and a Japanese national, and that there were a total of 27 confirmed foreign cases in the country.
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that as of Feb. 10, 8 a.m. local time, two foreigners in the country diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus have died.
It comes as the country struggles with a shortage of protective suits, masks and goggles.
Most cases are concentrated in Hubei province. Wuhan is the capital city of the province and considered the epicenter of the outbreak.
Dr. Li Wenliang, a Wuhan doctor, died Friday morning after being infected by the new virus. He was one of the first to warn about the virus.
The Thai baht has lost around 4.1% against the U.S. dollar so far this year, reversing almost half of its 7.9% gains against the greenback in 2019.
There were 65 additional deaths in China and all of them came from Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.
Although other countries have reported their own cases, the vast majority are still located in China.
China’s National Health Commission said the country’s total is 361 deaths and 17,205 confirmed coronavirus cases, as of the end of Sunday.
A World Health Organization report said the outbreak is still largely centered in the Hubei province in China.