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 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, 2,004 people have died, while 74,185 infections have been confirmed, according to government figures.


    Hundreds of cases have been confirmed elsewhere, with the virus being recorded in several 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 18, including eight people who have recovered, 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 18 - three in the province of Ontario and five in British Columbia.

    China - 74,185

    As of February 19, a total of 74,185 people in mainland China were confirmed as having been infected with the virus, most of them in and around Wuhan. At least 2,004 people have died, China's national health commission said.


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

    Hong Kong reported its second death from the disease on February 19. So far, 62 people have been confirmed as having been infected as of February 18.

    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 18, 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 three.

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

    Japan - 74 + 542

    A total of 542 people on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama had tested positive for the virus as of February 19. 

    Japan does not include the people on board as part of its national tally, in accordance with WHO guidance. Japan's national tally is 74.

    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.

    On Feburary 18, the country's health ministry said that nine of the cases have 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".

    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 - 81

    Singapore's health ministry said the city-state had 81 confirmed cases as of February 18.

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

    South Korea - 51

    South Korea has 51 confirmed cases of coronavirus, as of February 19, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

    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 - 22

    On February 17, Taiwan reported two new cases, bringing the total to 22.

    A day earlier, Taiwan reported its first death from coronavirus, in a 61-year-old man with underlying health issues. 

    Thailand - 35

    Thailand has a total number of 35 confirmed cases as of February 18.


    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 of the 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 17. 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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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies