China has confirmed that the death toll due to Coronavirus has risen to 25, with total number of people being infected by it increasing to 830, according to a CNBC report.
The virus was first diagnosed less than a month ago.
Previously unknown, the Coronavirus is believed to have emerged from an animal market in China's Wuhan.
Scientists, using samples of the virus from patients and determining the genetic code, has declared that snakes, particularly the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra, may be responsible for this outbreak.
According to BBC, 14 people in the UK have been tested for the virus, with Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam becoming the latest countries to register a confirmed case.
Thailand, with 4 confirmed cases, has reported the most outside China.
According to the CNBC report, the countries with confirmed cases of the Coronavirus as of now are:
• Mainland China: 830
• Taiwan: 1
• Macao: 2
• Hong Kong: 2
• Vietnam: 2
• Thailand: 3
• Japan: 1
• South Korea: 1
• Singapore: 1
• United States: 1
The World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting of its emergency committee on Thursday in Geneva to decide whether to declare this a "global emergency" –The highest level of alarm previously used by the WHO for the Zika Virus and Ebola.
However all but one of the deaths so far have been in China's Hubei province, where Wuhan is the capital.
Most of the victims were reported to be elderly and suffered from other chronic diseases including Parkinson's disease and diabetes, according to the BBC.
Authorities around the world have declared screening measures for passengers coming from China.