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


New cases of infection with a new coronavirus known as COVID-19, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan, are being reported daily around the world.

In mainland China, at least 1,770 people have died, while at least 70,548 infections have been confirmed, according to government figures.

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Hundreds of cases have been confirmed elsewhere, with the virus being reported in 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Europe, North America, Africa 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 16, including three people who have already been discharged from hospital, according to the Australian government.

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

Belgium – 1

Belgium said on February 4 that one of nine Belgian citizens repatriated from Wuhan had 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 – 8

Canada has confirmed eight cases of the coronavirus as of February 16 – three in the province of Ontario and five in British Columbia.

China – 70,616

As of February 16, a total of 70,548 people in mainland China were confirmed as having been infected with the virus, most of them in and around Wuhan. At least 1,770 people have died, China’s national health commission said.

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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. Including the deceased man, 58 people have been confirmed as having been infected as of February 16.

Egypt – 1

Egypt’s health ministry reported its first confirmed case of the coronavirus on February 14. It is the first known case in Africa.

Officials said the infected person was a foreign national who was being kept in isolation. 

Finland – 1

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

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

France – 12

On February 15, France reported the first death in Europe – an 80-year-old Chinese tourist. 

There are 12 confirmed cases in France, five of which are British citizens who had shared a chalet at a French ski resort with someone who had recently travelled to Singapore.

France was the first European country to record cases of the virus.

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Germany – 16

Germany registered 16 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of February 15, a majority of those infected in the southern state of Bavaria.

Almost all the patients in Germany are employees of 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 has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on February 7, bringing the country’s total number of cases to 3.

On January 30, two Chinese tourists were reported as having tested positive for the virus. 

Japan – 64  454

A total of 454 people on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama had tested positive for the virus as of February 17. 

Japan does not include the people on board as part of its national tally, in accordance with WHO guidance. Japan’s national tally is 64.

On February 13, an 80-year-old became the country’s first death from the virus.

Malaysia – 22

Malaysia on February 15 confirmed that a US passenger on a cruise ship that had been turned away by several countries had tested positive for the virus, bringing the country’s total to 22.

The woman flew from Cambodia, where the Westerdam was eventually allowed to dock, to Malaysia along with 144 others from the ship, health authorities said, adding that the woman was the only person among the passengers to test positive for the virus.




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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. The country also had the first death from coronavirus outside China, which was announced on February 2.

Russia – 2

Russia reported two cases of coronavirus on January 31. Both patients – Chinese nationals – have recovered and were discharged from hospital.

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Singapore – 75

Singapore’s health ministry said the city-state had 75 confirmed cases as of February 16.

The country has the highest tallies outside China, including mounting evidence of local transmission.

South Korea – 30

On February 16, South Korea reported one new case of the virus, bringing the country’s total to 29.

Spain – 2

Spanish authorities confirmed the country’s second case of coronavirus on February 9 – a British man in Mallorca. 

The patient is one of four members of a British family taken in for observation on the island after coming into contact with someone in France who was subsequently diagnosed with the virus. The other three tested negative.

The first case, reported on January 31, was a German man on the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands.

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 in isolation at a hospital in southern Sweden.

The woman, who is not gravely ill according to the agency, 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.

Taiwan – 20

On February 16, Taiwan reported its first death from coronavirus, in a 61-year-old man with underlying health issues. 

Including the deceased, Taiwan had confirmed 20 cases as of February 16.

Thailand – 35

Thailand confirmed one new case on February 15, bringing the total number of coronavirus patients in the country to 34.

The latest patient is a 35-year-old Thai medical worker who was infected through contact with a patient, said Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchia, director-general of the Department of Disease Control.

Fourteen patients in Thailand have recovered from the infection and returned to their homes. 

United Arab Emirates – 9

The UAE confirmed one new case on February 16, bringing the country’s total to nine.

The country’s health ministry said the patient was a 37-year-old Chinese national and that his condition was stable.

On February 1, the UAE became the first country in the Middle East to confirm cases of the coronavirus.

United Kingdom – 9

The UK confirmed one new case of coronavirus on February 12, taking the total number in the country to nine. 

All cases are in England, while the latest case is the first to be recorded in the capital, London.

Eight of the nine people have left hospital having tested negatively twice for the virus, NHS England said on February 15.

United States – 15

The US had confirmed 15 cases of the virus as of February 13. The most recent case was a passenger on an evacuation flight from China who had been under quarantine in Texas.

Vietnam – 16

On February 13, the health ministry confirmed the nation’s sixteenth case of coronavirus. The authorities have said at least 11 of the cases were in the northern province of Vinh Phuc.

The Son Loi commune in Vinh Phuc was placed under a 14-day quarantine by Vietnamese authorities on February 13.



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