The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

BEIJING, China (9th UPDATE) – The coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year has killed more than 1,500 people in China and spread around the world.

The latest figures from China show there are more than 66,000 people infected in the country. (READ: China coronavirus outbreak: How governments have reacted)

Outside mainland China, there have been more than 600 infections reported in more than 30 locations. The Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan have each reported one fatality while France on Saturday, February 15 announced the first death outside Asia – an elderly Chinese tourist.

Egypt reported its first infection 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 Saturday, at least 66,000 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 1,523 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.



Twelve patients have been confirmed in Australia. Most of them arrived in the country from Wuhan or Hubei province.

Currently, there are 15 confirmed cases.


Cambodia's health ministry has so far reported one case, a 60-year-old man who arrived from Wuhan.

Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, 56 people are known to have the disease including the first death reported.


India's health ministry confirmed the country's second case, which like the first, is in the southern state of Kerala. The ministry said the new case is being treated in isolation at a hospital. There are total of 3 people infected with COVID-2019.


In Japan, the total number of cases already reached 39, including the death of one infected woman.

The cruise ship Diamond Princess, quarantined off Japan have 285 cases, including the quarantine officer.


Macau, a gambling hub popular with Chinese mainland tourists, has confirmed 10 cases.


Malaysia has confirmed 21 cases.


Nepal has reported one case so far: a man who arrived from Wuhan.

The Philippines

The Philippines on Sunday reported the first death from the virus outside mainland China. Authorities said the 44-year-old Chinese man had arrived in the Philippines from Wuhan.

The first case detected in the Philippines was a 38-year-old woman who had arrived with that man from Wuhan. There are a total of 3 cases in the Philippines.


Catholic masses in Singapore has been suspended after cases reached 67.

South Korea

South Korea has so far confirmed 28 cases.

The recent cases include a South Korean man in his 20s who returned from Wuhan on a chartered plane on Friday, a 40-year-old Chinese woman whose husband was diagnosed with the virus on Saturday, and a 43-year-old South Korean man who returned from Wuhan on January 20.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has confirmed one infection – a 43-year-old Chinese tourist from Hubei province.


Taiwan has uncovered 18 cases so far, including two female Chinese nationals in their 70s who arrived in the country as part of a tour group.


Thailand has announced 34 confirmed infections.


Vietnam reported 6 more cases on Thursday, February 13, taking the total in the country to 16. The Son Loi farming region of about 40 kilometers from Hanoi will be locked down for 20 days, Vietnam's health ministry said.



Canada has confirmed 7 cases.

United States

The United States has confirmed 15 cases: 8 in California, two in Illinois, one in Arizona, one in Massachusetts, on in Texas, one in Washington state, and one in Wisconsin.



British health officials said there are a total of 9 confirmed cases.


A tourist from Wuhan tested positive for the virus on Wednesday and was being treated in isolation in hospital, officials said.


There are 12 known cases in France, the first European country to be affected. France announced on Saturday its first death, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist.


Germany now has 16 confirmed cases.


Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the first two cases in his country – two Chinese tourists who recently arrived in Italy. There are now 3 known case in Italy.


Russia said Friday that two Chinese citizens had tested positive in the country's first cases.


Sweden on Friday announced its first case, a woman whose nationality has not been revealed.


Spain reported its first case in a man on the island of La Gomera in the Canaries. He was one of five people isolated after coming into contact with a German man with the illness. There are two known cases in Spain.


United Arab Emirates

UAE health officials have confirmed a Chinese family of 4 tested positive for the virus after arriving from Wuhan.

UAE's health ministry announced on Monday, February 10, that the latest case is an Indian who had interacted with a person who was recently diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 8.



The health ministry reported the country's first confirmed case on Friday – the first on the continent. –