As many as 19 deaths outside mainland China have been reported.
The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus originating from China's Wuhan has risen to 2,462.
As of February 23, there were 78,823 cases in total confirmed globally with 19 deaths outside mainland China, according to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases dashboard by the CSSE at Johns Hopkins University.
Some 23,290 people have recovered.
As of Sunday morning, there were 602 cases confirmed in South Korea, 135 in Japan, 89 in Singapore, 79 in Italy and 74 in Hong Kong.