Updated 6:25 a.m. ET, February 26, 2020
- The latest: The death toll from the coronavirus is over 2,700 worldwide, with the vast majority in mainland China. There have been more than 80,000 global cases.
- Outside of China: South Korea now has more than 1,260 cases, including a US soldier stationed in the country. Europe's biggest outbreak is in Italy, where more than 320 have been infected, while Iran has reported more than 90 cases and 15 deaths.
- Preparing for a pandemic: World Health Organization officials and US experts say it's still too early to declare the novel coronavirus a pandemic -- but now is the time to prepare.