BY KEN MORITSUGU, BEIJING — China has counted 170 deaths from a new virus and more countries have reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home.
India and the Philippines reported their first cases, in a traveler and a student who had both been the Chinese city where the new coronavirus first surfaced.
South Korea confirmed a case that was locally spread, in a man who had contact with a patient diagnosed earlier.
Locally spread cases outside China have been a worrying concern among global health officials.
The World Health Organization is reconvening experts on Thursday to assess whether the outbreak should be declared a global emergency.