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Feb. 19, 2020, 9:07 a.m. EST

COVID-19 case tally: more than 75,000 cases, 2,009 deaths

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By Jaimy Lee

There are 75,203 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the coronavirus first identified in December in Wuhan, China, and 2,009 deaths, according to the most recent figures from the World Health Organization. The vast majority of cases and deaths are in China. Singapore has 81 cases, while Japan has reported 73 cases and one death. In the U.S., there are 15 cases. The largest cluster of cases outside of China is the Diamond Princess cruise ship, currently docked in Yokohama, Japan, which has 542 cases. There are 100 U.S. citizens on the ship or in Japanese hospitals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that they must now undergo a 14-day quarantine after leaving the Diamond Princess and before they can return to the U.S. "Because of their high-risk exposure, there may be additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the remaining passengers on board the Diamond Princess," the CDC said in a statement.

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