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Countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus


By Agence France-Presse

A SARS-like virus has claimed 81 lives since emerging on December 31 in a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Here is a list of countries that have so far confirmed cases of the so-called coronavirus.

`Staff members (in black) check the body temperature of passengers after a train from Wuhan arrived at Hangzhou Railway Station in Hangzhou, China's eastern Zhejiang province. (Photo by STR / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Staff members (in black) check the body temperature of passengers after a train from Wuhan arrived at Hangzhou Railway Station in Hangzhou, China’s eastern Zhejiang province. (Photo by STR / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)


The toll from China’s viral epidemic spiked on Monday to 80 dead with hundreds of new infections despite unprecedented quarantines and travel lockdowns, as foreign governments scrambled to help their trapped citizens.

Read more: China virus toll spikes despite massive lockdown

Officials also confirmed the second virus death outside the Wuhan region, saying a patient died in Heilongjiang province, 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) to the northeast.

Read more: China confirms second virus death outside of epicenter

— The city of Macau, a gambling hub hugely popular with mainland tourists, has confirmed two cases. The first was a 52-year-old businesswoman from Wuhan who arrived in Macau by high-speed rail on Sunday, via the neighbouring city of Zhuhai.

— As of Thursday, two people have tested positive in Hong Kong. Both had visited Wuhan in recent days and are being treated in isolation wards in hospital.

Read more: Macau confirms virus case and orders casino staff to mask up

— China’s Hainan province confirmed on Monday that an 80-year-old woman has died after being infected with the coronavirus, marking the province’s first fatality in the rapidly spreading outbreak, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

Read more: China’s Hainan province confirms its first fatality from coronavirus: state tv


On January 26, the country has so far reported four cases of the virus, which started in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province.

Read more: Taiwan further tightens restrictions on China visitors due to virus


On January 25, Malaysia reported a fourth case of coronavirus infection late Saturday, just hours after it announced its first confirmed cases.

Read more: Malaysia confirms fourth case of coronavirus infection


Singapore on Thursday confirmed its first case — a 66-year-old man from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore with his family on Monday.

Read more: Singapore confirms first case of new China virus, another likely


Two cases have been confirmed so far in Vietnam — a Chinese man living in Ho Chi Minh City was infected by his father who traveled to Vietnam on January 13 from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Read more: Vietnam confirms two cases of SARS-like coronavirus


On January 26, Thailand has the most confirmed cases outside China of the new coronavirus.

On January 8, a Chinese traveler was diagnosed with mild pneumonia that was later confirmed to have been caused by the coronavirus.

Read more: Public anger grows over coronavirus in Thailand, with eight cases of the illness


Japan’s health authorities confirmed the country’s fourth case on Saturday: a man in his 40s, visiting Japan from Wuhan, who is currently in hospital in a stable condition.

Another man was hospitalized on January 10, four days after his return from a visit to Wuhan.

And a further two people from the Chinese city — a man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s — have also been treated in hospital for a fever.

Read more: Japan confirms third case of Wuhan virus

South Korea 

South Korea reported its first case on January 20 — a 35-year-old woman who flew in from Wuhan.

Read more: SARS-like virus spreads in China, reaches S. Korea


Nepal’s health authorities on Friday confirmed their first case — a 32-year-old man arriving from Wuhan, China. It is the first South Asian country to report the deadly disease.

The patient, who was initially quarantined, recovered and was discharged. The government said that surveillance has been increased at the airport “and suspicious patients entering Nepal are being monitored.”

Read more: Nepal confirms first case of new coronavirus

United States 

US health authorities said Sunday there are now five confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States and more are expected.

Read more: US health agency reports five confirmed cases of coronavirus

— A patient in California’s Orange County on Saturday was confirmed as the third person on US soil infected with the new deadly virus that originated in China, health officials said.

Read more: California confirms third case of China virus in US


Canada’s chief medical officer said on Sunday that an individual who was declared the country’s first “presumptive” confirmed case of the novel coronavirus had developed symptoms on the plane while traveling from Wuhan in China to Toronto.

Read more: Canada’s first coronavirus patient had symptoms on flight from China


Australia confirmed on Monday, Jan. 27,  its fifth case of a new coronavirus, with health officials saying the case involved a 21-year-old woman who was on the last flight out of the Chinese city of Wuhan to Sydney before China imposed a travel ban.

Read more: Australia confirms fifth coronavirus case from last flight out of Wuhan


On Friday two cases were confirmed in France, the first in Europe. One was in Paris while the other was in the city of Bordeaux, the country’s health minister said. Both had traveled to China and both were placed in isolation.

Read more: Three coronavirus cases confirmed in France, first in Europe

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