The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned, after cases were reported in Iran and Lebanon.

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which originated in Wuhan, China in December 2019, has been making headlines left and right as the ticker climbs of those who have been sickened and died from the virus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) gave the coronavirus that began in Wuhan, China, an official name: COVID-19. The most recent figures indicate there are more than 45,000 infections worldwide and the virus has killed more than 1,100 people.

China accused the United States of whipping up panic over a fast-spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and evacuations as Chinese stocks plunged on the first day back from the extended Lunar New Year holiday.

China’s National Health Commission stated today that the coronavirus has infected 5,974 individuals, resulting in 132 deaths and 103 people being cured.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not record any new confirmed cases of a new coronavirus overnight since the CDC’s previous update of five, and said as many as 110 potential cases were under investigation.