The World Health Organization said Friday that there are 76,767 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,247 deaths, marking another day in which the number of new cases worldwide has slowed. In early February, the number of new cases reported each day was rising by at least 3,000. There are 1,019 new cases worldwide, 100 of which are in South Korea, which has seen a large uptick in cases in recent days. There are now 204 confirmed cases in South Korea. There are at least 15 cases in the U.S. that have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Nebraska Medicine hospital system on Thursday confirmed an additional 11 cases, all of whom had returned from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has reported a total of 634 cases and 2 deaths. Another case was confirmed by the Humboldt County health department. COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first diagnosed in humans in December in Wuhan, China. The outbreak has largely shut down Hubei Province, home to Wuhan, and slowed or halted factory production and consumer spending in China.