Coronavirus: Confirmed infections now number more than 100,000

The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections has surpassed 100,000.

The official total is, as of Saturday morning, 100,685. Of those, 80,573 are in mainland China.

South Korea (6593), Iran (4747) and Italy (3858) are the next hardest-hit countries, with none others reporting more than 600 cases. 

But there are fears the confirmed case count is an underestimate, with it likely asymptomatic or mild cases are going unreported. 

"We do not report all the cases. In fact, we only usually report a small proportion of them," Prof John Edmunds of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said earlier this week.

The official death toll is now 3411. 

New Zealand has four confirmed cases and no deaths, but there are fears that number could grow after Friday's revelations one of the patients attended a concert by rock band Tool last week.

There are now more than 80 countries reporting infections, with South Africa, Palestine and Bosnia joining the list in the past day. 

The Vatican - located wholly within the Italian capital of Rome - has also reported its first case, perhaps inevitably with Italy being a virus hotspot.

In better news, China's central province of Hubei - excluding virus epicentre Wuhan - has gone 24 hours without a new reported case.

Most of China's new cases on Friday were actually imported from places like Iran and Italy, Reuters reported.