- Death toll rises: The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus has risen to more than 2,600 worldwide as the outbreak continues its spread in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
- Conflicting reports in Iran: The country's health ministry said there were 12 deaths as of Monday -- but a lawmaker in the city of Qom put the death toll at 50.
- Northern Italy restrictions: 5 people have died in Italy -- the site of Europe's biggest outbreak -- and restrictions have been imposed on some municipalities.
- Spike in South Korea: South Korea announced 231 new cases Monday, with the nationwide total surging past 830. More than half of those are associated with a branch of a religious group.
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