Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases?

Cases of the virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, have been reported around the world.

    New cases of infection from a new coronavirus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan are being reported daily around the world.

    In mainland China, 2,715 people have died from COVID-19, as the illness is officially known, while more than 78,064 infections have been confirmed, according to the World Health Organization.


    Hundreds of cases have been confirmed elsewhere, with the virus now present in more than 30 countries.

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

    Afghanistan - 1 

    Afghanistan confirmed its first case of coronavirus on February 24. The minister of public health declared a state of emergency in the western province of Herat, which borders Iran. 

    Australia - 23

    Australia has confirmed 22 cases of the virus as of February 23, including several passengers evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, according to the Australian government. 

    Austria - 2

    Austria confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus on February 25, two Italians who live in the province and were probably infected in Italy's Lombardy region, according to authorities. 

    Bahrain - 26

    Bahrain said on February 26 that the number of coronavirus infections has risen to 26 after three new cases were confirmed.

    The three were identified as Bahraini women who arrived at Bahrain international airport on indirect flights from Iran.

    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 - 11

    Canada has confirmed eleven cases of the coronavirus as of February 24 - the majority in the province of Ontario and British Columbia.

    China - 78,064

    As of February 26, a total of 78,064 people in mainland China were confirmed as having been infected with the virus, most of them in the central province of Hubei. At least 2,715 people have died, according to the WHO.

    The city of Macau has confirmed 10 cases. Hong Kong reported 81 confirmed cases, including two deaths.

    Croatia - 1

    "It has been confirmed that the first patient was infected with the COVID-19 virus," Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said at a press conference at a hospital in Zagreb.

    The patient is a young man "showing mild symptoms", he added.


    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 and on February 19, the World Health Organization said he had been discharged.

    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 - 17

    France announced three new cases, including one death, on February 26, bringing the total number of infections to 17 and the death toll to two.

    The latest victim was a 60-year-old man, the first French national to die of the disease, the health ministry said. The first victim was an 80-year-old Chinese tourist, who died in mid-February.

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    Germany - 17

    Germany registered 17 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including one new case confirmed on February 25.

    Health officials in Baden-Wuerttemberg state said the 25-year-old man from the Goeppingen area had likely contracted the virus on a recent visit to Milan. The previous cases were linked to a traveller from China.

    Greece - 1

    Greece confirmed its first coronavirus case on February 26.

    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.

    Iran - 139

    Iran's health authorities reported on February 26 that the number of confirmed cases had risen to 139, with many cases stemming from the city of Qom. 

    The death toll rose to 24.

    Iraq - 5

    Iraq has five confirmed cases of coronavirus as of February 26, including an Iraqi family of four in Kirkuk province who returned from Iran, and an Iranian student in Najaf.

    Israel - 2

    On February 24, Israel reported its second case of coronavirus. Both were evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. 

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    Italy - 323

    As of February 26, Italy had confirmed 323 cases, mostly centred in the country's north, and 12 deaths.

    The authorities locked down 11 towns over the outbreak.

    Japan - 171 and 691

    A total of 691 people on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama had tested positive for the virus as of February 25. Four elderly people who were on the ship have died. 

    Japan does not include the people on board as part of its national tally, in accordance with WHO guidance. The national tally is 171 as of February 26, including an 80-year-old woman who died from the virus. 

    Kuwait - 18

    On February 26, Kuwait's heath ministry said 18 cases have been confirmed in the country. All of the infected people arrived from Iran.

    Lebanon - 1

    The first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Lebanon on February 21 after a woman arriving from Iran tested positive. 

    Malaysia - 22

    Malaysia has a total of 22 confirmed cases as of February 23.

    On February 19, the country's health ministry said 15 of the cases had recovered and been discharged from hospital. 

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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".

    Oman - 2

    Oman's Ministry of Health confirmed its first two cases of the coronavirus on February 24. 

    The ministry said the two infected citizens who had returned from Iran are in a stable condition and subject to quarantine at home.

    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 - 91

    Singapore has a total of 91 cases as of February 26, including dozens of people who have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

    South Korea - 1,261

    South Korea confirmed the number of infections had reached 1,261 as the country reported 115 new cases on February 26, including 11 deaths.

    The majority of the cases have been traced to a hospital in the southeastern county of Cheongdo and a minor Christian sect in the southeastern city of Daegu, home to 2.5 million people.

    Spain - 6

    Spain has reported three cases of the coronavirus on its mainland and three more on 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.

    Switzerland - 1

    Switzerland reported its first case of coronavirus on February 25 when a 70-year-old man from southern canton of Ticino, which borders Italy, tested positive after a trip to Milan.

    He is being isolated at a clinic in Lugano.

    Taiwan - 31

    Taiwan has 31 confirmed cases as of February 26, including a 61-year-old man with underlying health issues who died from the virus. 

    Thailand - 40

    Thailand reported three new confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the total number to 40 as of February 26.

    Two of the new patients, all of whom were Thai nationals, had returned from vacation in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido and came into contact with the third patient, an eight-year-old boy.


    United Arab Emirates - 13

    The UAE had a total of 13 confirmed cases as of February 23.

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

    United Kingdom - 13

    The UK confirmed four new cases of coronavirus among people evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, bringing the total to 13.

    All of the cases are in England and at least eight people have left hospital, having tested negatively twice for the virus, NHS England said on February 15.

    United States - 57

    The US had confirmed 57 cases of the virus as of February 26. 

    The cases include those evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

    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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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies