NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM) – Makers of household cleaning supplies like disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers are ramping up production due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

Demand for hand sanitizers spiked 1,400% from December to January, according to market researchers at Adobe Analytics, and a supplier to smaller manufacturers of hand sanitizers warned its customers Monday that it’s running out of product to sell them.

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A hand sanitizer is mounted near a concession stand. (credit: David Banks/Getty Images)

The World Health Organization on Friday upgraded the global risk from the new coronavirus to “very high” as the outbreak continued to widen.

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Health officials are advising people to disinfect countertops and other frequently touched surfaces to help contain the virus.

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