In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo, a nurse prepares medicines for patients at Jinyintan Hospital designated for new coronavirus infected patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Shares also fell in Taiwan, Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur but rose in Jakarta.
More than 72,000 people have been infected in China and hundreds more overseas.
When asked if the disease could be categorised as a pandemic, Dr Michael Ryan, the WHO's director of emergencies, said that "outbreak should not be described as a pandemic, even though it has spread to 25 countries outside China".
The driver's mother and nephew-in-law, who joined a family reunion lunch on January 27, were on Monday night announced as the nation's 21st and 22nd confirmed cases.
The coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of a year ago has now killed more than 1,600 people and spread around the world.
The death of the nation's 19th confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on Sunday: a 61-year-old Taiwanese man who was hospitalized for suspected serious flu complications with pneumonia on February 3 and died of sepsis on Saturday, shortly after he tested positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, the Chinese authorities said more than 12,000 people have recovered from the disease.
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cautioned that it was too early to tell if the decline would continue.
The fatality rate for these confirmed cases is 2.3% - 2.8% for males versus 1.7% for females.
Millions quarantined in China as coronavirus death toll rises to 1,770
Japan reported the most number with 355 on the cruise ship and 59 on land, followed by Singapore with 75 confirmed cases. A top U.S. health official on Sunday said 40 Americans from the ship have become infected and would be treated in Japan.
The study put the overall death rate from the virus at 2.3 per cent, with the age group most at risk being elderly people.
Beijing has sought to forestall that by extending the Lunar New Year holiday, imposing tight travel restrictions and demanding 14 days of self-quarantine for anyone returning from outside their immediate region. The Health Ministry said it has now tested 1,723 people on the ship, which had some 3,700 passengers and crew aboard.
Hundreds of cases have been confirmed outside China, with a significant number on a cruise ship quarantined at a port near Tokyo.
Nepal, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Finland, Sweden, Belgium and Egypt have one confirmed case each.
The data is the first of its kind, with details of more than 44,000 cases of the Covid-19 disease.
The US evacuated 338 American passengers, with majority placed in a 14-day quarantine at military bases in California and Texas.
Three people in Ontario, who had recently travelled to the affected area in China, have tested positive for the virus.
A detailed classification showed that 80 per cent of the cases were classified mild, 13 per cent as severe and 4.7 per cent as critical cases.