Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases? | Coronavirus outbreak News


New cases of infection with a novel strain of coronavirus, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan, are being reported daily around the world.

In China, at least 636 people have died, the government said on Friday, while more than 31,000 people have been infected on the Chinese mainland.

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Scores of cases have been confirmed elsewhere, with the virus being reported in several countries in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Here are the countries that have so far confirmed cases of the new coronavirus:

Australia – 15

Australia has confirmed 15 cases of the virus as of February 7, including three people who have already been discharged from hospital.

Most of the patients arrived in the country from Wuhan or Hubei province.

Belgium – 1

Belgium said on February 4 that one of nine repatriated Belgians from Wuhan has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Cambodia – 1

Cambodia confirmed its first case of coronavirus on January 27.

Minister of Health Mam Bunheng said the patient was a 60-year-old Chinese national in the coastal city of Sihanoukville.

Canada – 5

Canada has confirmed five cases of the coronavirus as of February 8. 

China – 34, 546,

As of February 7, the number of people infected was confirmed at 34,546 in mainland China, most of them in and around Wuhan. At least 722 people were reported as having died.

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The city of Macau, a gambling hub hugely popular with mainland tourists, has confirmed 10 cases.

Hong Kong reported its first death from the disease on February 4 of a man who had travelled from Wuhan. At least 25 people, including the deceased man, were confirmed to have been infected as of February 7.

Finland – 1 

A Chinese tourist who was admitted to hospital for tests was confirmed on January 29 as having been infected with the coronavirus.

The patient is said to be a 32-year-old woman from Wuhan.

France – 6

There are six confirmed cases of the coronavirus in France, the first European country to be affected. 

France’s health minister has said it is likely that there will be more cases and that authorities are surveying everyone the patients have come into contact with since arriving in France.

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Germany – 14

Germany has registered 14 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with a majority of the patients in the southern state of Bavaria.

The majority of patients in Germany are employees of the auto parts supplier Webasto, who were infected by a colleague from China who was attending a course in Germany.

India – 3

On February 3, a third positive case of the coronavirus was reported in India’s southern state of Kerala, the country’s health ministry said.

All three are students who returned from Wuhan, according to local media. 

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Italy – 3

One of 56 Italians evacuated from Wuhan tested positive for the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on February 7.

The patient, a man in his 30s was referred to the Spallanzani Infectious Diseases Institute in Rome.

On January 30, two Chinese were reported as having tested positive for the virus. They were also taken to the institute. 

Japan – 25 + 61

Sixty-one people had tested positive for the virus on the quarantined Diamond Pricess cruise ship docked at Yokohama as of February 7, Japanese officials said. 

Health minister Katsunobu Kato said the country’s official tally is 21 as those on the ship were diagnosed before entering Japan. 

The WHO’s tally for Japan is 25, which includes four asymptomatic cases excluded from the Japanese government total. 

Malaysia – 15

Another case of coronavirus was reported in Malaysia on February 7, bringing the total number of patients infected to 15, according to the Ministry of Health.

Nepal – 1

Nepal said on January 24 that a 32-year-old man arriving from Wuhan had tested positive for coronavirus.

The patient, who was initially quarantined, recovered and was discharged. The government said surveillance has been increased at the airport “and suspicious patients entering Nepal are being monitored”.

The Philippines – 3

Philippine health officials confirmed a third case of coronavirus on February 5, including the first death from coronavirus outside China, which was announced on February 2.

Russia – 2

Russia reported two cases of coronavirus on January 31.

Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said the infected patients were Chinese nationals who had now been isolated in the Zabaikalsky region, which borders China, and in the Tyumen region, bordering Kazakhstan.

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Singapore – 33

Singapore on February 7 announced three more cases, taking its tally to 33. 

Several of the cases in Singapore have involved human-to-human transmission.

South Korea – 24

On February 7, South Korea raised its total number of infections to 24.

Spain – 1

Spain reported its first case on January 31 in a man on the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands. He was one of five people isolated after coming into contact with an infected German man.

Sri Lanka – 1

Sri Lanka confirmed its first case of coronavirus on January 27.

The patient was identified as a 43-year-old Chinese woman from Hubei Province who had arrived in Sri Lanka as a tourist. She was admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital.

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Sweden – 1

On January 31, Sweden’s Public Health Agency said a woman had tested positive for coronavirus and was being kept isolated at a hospital in southern Sweden.

The woman had visited the Wuhan area in China and began coughing after she arrived in Sweden. She contacted a hospital in southern Sweden, where she is being treated. She is not gravely ill, the agency said.

Taiwan – 17

Taiwan has confirmed 17 cases, including two Chinese women in their 70s who arrived in the country as part of a tour group.

Thailand – 32

Thailand confirmed seven new cases on February 8, bringing the total number of coronavirus patients in the country to 32.

United Arab Emirates – 5

The UAE confirmed its fifth case on February 1 in a Chinese national who came from Wuhan. UAE authorities previously said at least four Chinese nationals from one family had been confirmed to have coronavirus.

They were the first cases reported in the Middle East.

United Kingdom – 3

The UK confirmed its third case of coronavirus on February 6, after the diagnosis of the first two people – members of the same family – on January 31.

The third patient is being transferred to a specialist health service centre. The first two people are being treated at a hospital in Newcastle.

United States – 12

The US confirmed 12 cases of the virus as of February 5. There are six in California, two in Illinois, one each in Arizona, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Washington state.

On February 6, a US citizen reportedly died in Wuhan after being infected by the new virus. 

Vietnam – 12

A 30-year-old Vietnamese man, who returned from Wuhan, and one more unidentified person tested positive for coronavirus on February 4.

On February 6, the health ministry confirmed two new cases from the northern province of Vinh Phuc who had close contact with previously detected patients, bringing the number of infected people to 12.





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