Hong Kong residents gathered, Friday, February 7, to pay their respects to the doctor who sounded the alarm on the coronavirus, only to be threatened by police.
READ MORE: The coronavirus claimed 86 lives during a one-day period ending Saturday morning, the biggest single-day increase to date, as the virus continues to takes its toll in China and other parts of the world.
Among the new fatalities are a U.S. citizen in Wuhan, China — the epicenter of the outbreak — officials at the American Embassy in Beijing said Saturday.
The embassy said the 60-year-old American died February 6. A Japanese citizen also is reported to have died in Wuhan of viral pneumonia, likely caused by the corona virus, although that has not been confirmed.