HONG KONG—The coronavirus epidemic continued to escalate globally into the weekend, with Florida reporting the first two deaths on the U.S. East Coast and a number of countries across Asia experiencing their largest one-day jumps in new infections.

Japan logged 60 new cases on Friday, raising its tally to 408. Malaysia also reported its largest one-day increase with 28 new cases on Friday, lifting the Southeast Asian nation’s total to 83. The neighboring city-state of Singapore, meanwhile, said it discovered 13 new cases,…

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