The spread of the coronavirus outbreak to regions from Italy to Iran sparked concerns about a pandemic, with the number of cases worldwide topping 80,000.
Global stocks tumbled after Italy reported at least six deaths and more than 200 confirmed cases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to avoid non-essential travel to South Korea.
The North Asian nation reported another 60 cases, bringing its total number of infections to 893.
China’s death toll rose to 2,663, an increase of 71.
Total coronavirus cases on the mainland climbed to 77,658 as Hubei province reported 499 additional infections.
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