Coronavirus live updates: Death toll in China hits 490, as confirmed cases cross 24,000

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All times below are in Beijing time.

8:02 am: China reports total deaths of 490, and 24,324 cases

China National Health Commission said that as of Tuesday night, a total of 24,324 cases have been confirmed and 490 people have died in the country.

There were 65 additional deaths and all of them came from Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.

7:49 am: Princess Cruises confirms that 10 passengers have tested positive

“We were notified that amongst the samples that have completed testing,10 people have tested positive for Coronavirus,” Princess Cruises said in a Tuesday statement after the first phase of health screening for guests and crew onboard the Diamond Princess.

There are more than 3,700 people onboard, and about half of the 2,666 guests are from Japan, the cruise liner said.

7:23 am: Hubei reports 65 additional deaths

Hubei province reports an additional 65 deaths and 3,156 new cases related to the mysterious coronavirus as of the end of Tuesday.

The Hubei Provincial Health Committee on Wednesday reported that 479 people have died and a total of 16,678 cases have been confirmed so far. To date, the province — the epicenter of the pneumonia-like virus — has accounted for most of the deaths from the new coronavirus.

All times below are in Eastern time.

5:24 pm: Outbreak costing Disney theme parks $175 million

Disney said it is expecting to take a $175 million hit from the recent coronavirus outbreak if its Hong Kong and Shanghai Disney parks remain closed for two months. Christine McCarthy, chief financial officer at Disney, said the company expects an impact of $135 million on second-quarter operating income from the Shanghai park and about $40 million from the closure of the Hong Kong park.

4:48 pm: Nike expects ‘material impact’ on operations in China

Nike has closed half of its stores in China, saying the outbreak will have a “material impact” on its operations there. “This situation was not contemplated at the time we provided Q3 guidance during our Q2 fiscal year 2020 earnings call,” the company said in a statement. “Dynamics continue to evolve and accordingly we will provide an update on the operational and financial impacts on our Q3 earnings call.”

Read CNBC’s coverage from the U.S. overnight: Nike expects ‘material impact,’ virus costs Disney $175 million

— CNBC’s Berkeley Lovelace Jr. and William Feuer contributed to this report.

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