The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

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The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?


(10th UPDATE) Here are the countries that have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus

BEIJING, China (10th UPDATE) – The coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year has now killed nearly 1,400 people and spread around the world.

Latest figures from China show there are nearly 64,000 people infected in the country.

Outside mainland China, there have been nearly 600 infections reported in around 30 locations. There have been 3 deaths: one each in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan.  (READ: China coronavirus outbreak: How governments have reacted)

Egypt reported its first case on Friday, February 14 – the first in Africa.

Here are the areas where COVID-19, the virus’s official designation, has been confirmed:


As of Friday, nearly 64,000 people have been infected across China, the majority in and around Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, where the outbreak was first reported.

Most of the 1,380 who have died in mainland China were in that region, but officials have confirmed multiple deaths elsewhere, including the capital Beijing.

The fatalities include a US citizen – believed to be the first confirmed death of a foreigner.

Asia Pacific

  • Cruise ship Diamond Princess, quarantined off Japan: 218, plus a quarantine officer
  • Singapore: 67
  • Hong Kong: 56, including one death
  • Thailand: 33
  • Japan: 32, including death of one infected woman
  • South Korea: 28
  • Malaysia: 19
  • Taiwan: 18
  • Australia: 15
  • Vietnam: 15
  • Macau: 10
  • India: 3
  • Philippines: 3, including one death
  • Nepal: 1
  • Sri Lanka: 1
  • Cambodia: 1

North America

  • United States: 15
  • Canada: 7


  • Germany: 16
  • France: 11
  • Britain: 9
  • Italy: 3
  • Russia: 2
  • Spain: 2
  • Finland: 1
  • Sweden: 1
  • Belgium: 1

Middle East

  • United Arab Emirates: 8


  • Egypt: The country’s health ministry reported its first confirmed case on Friday. It was the first on the continent.

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