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Coronavirus confirmed in all most 20 countries

The coronavirus, which emerged at a seafood market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, are being reported daily around the world.

In China, at least 170 people have died and more than 7,711 cases recorded across the country.

Dozens of cases have also been confirmed in several countries in the Asia-Pacific region as well as states in Europe, North America and the Middle East.




Australia – 7 confirmed cases

Australia has confirmed seven cases of the virus. Among the most recent was a 21-year-old woman who was on the last flight out of Wuhan to Sydney before China imposed a travel ban.

The other infections were detected in one man who arrived in Melbourne from China and three men in Sydney who had recently arrived from China and tested positive for the disease. They were being treated in isolation units in local hospitals.



Cambodia – 1 confirmed case

Cambodia confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country on January 27. Health Minister Mam Bunheng said the patient was a 60-year-old Chinese national in the coastal city of Sihanoukville.

Canada – 3 confirmed cases

A man who arrived in Toronto with his wife on January 22 after visiting Wuhan was confirmed to have the coronavirus. The couple were wearing masks on their flight from Guangzhou and took their own transport home from the airport. His wife has also tested positive for the virus.

One case was also confirmed in British Columbia. Meanwhile, 19 suspected cases being investigated by health officials in Toronto.

China – 7,711 confirmed cases

At least 7,711 people have been confirmed infected in mainland China, most of them in and around Wuhan.

At least 170 people have died, nearly all in Hubei province, but officials have confirmed at least eight deaths elsewhere, including one in Beijing and one in Shanghai and two in Henan.




The city of Macau, a gambling hub hugely popular with mainland tourists, has confirmed seven cases. In Hong Kong, 10 people are known to have been infected, with hundreds of suspected cases reported.

France – 5 confirmed cases

There are five known cases of the coronavirus in France, the first European country to be affected.

A 48-year-old man is in hospital in Bordeaux. He had recently travelled to Wuhan and returned to France via the Netherlands.

Two others, a Chinese couple in their early 30s have been hospitalised in Paris.



All three had recently travelled to China and had now been placed in isolation.

France’s health minister has said it is likely that there will be more cases and that authorities are surveying all the people that the patients have come into contact with after arriving in France.

Finland – 1 confirmed case

A Chinese tourist who was admitted to hospital for tests has been confirmed as having been infected with the coronavirus. The patient is said to be a 32-year-old female from Wuhan.

Germany – 4 confirmed cases




Germany confirmed its first case of the coronavirus on January 28 in southern Bavaria.

“A man in the Starnberg region has been infected with the new coronavirus,” a spokesperson for the ministry said, adding that the patient was under surveillance in an isolation ward.

The ministry gave no further details on how the patient came to be infected but said he was in a “medically good state”.

The ministry said it considers the risk to the general population to be “low”.

India – 1 confirmed case

India reported its first case of the coronavirus on January 30 in the southern state of Kerala, the government said in a statement. The patient – a student at Wuhan University – has tested positive for the virus and is stable and in isolation at a hospital, the statement added.

Japan – 11 confirmed cases

As of January 29, Japan has at least 11 cases of coronavirus. It is unclear if the number already includes the three new cases announced on Thursday.

The three new cases involved nationals who were evacuated from Wuhan on Wednesday, January 29.

The country’s first case was reported by the health ministry last week: a man who had visited Wuhan and was hospitalised on January 10, four days after his return to Japan.

Malaysia – 8 confirmed cases

Malaysia confirmed its eighth case of coronavirus infection on January 30. All were eight cases involve Chinese nationals.

The latest patient is the wife of the seventh person who contacted the virus. Both persons are from Wuhan.

On Wednesday, the government announced three more cases, who were among the patients under investigation group. Earlier, the government confirmed that a 40-year-old man was being treated in hospital.

A 65-year-old woman and two boys, aged two and 11, were also being kept in an isolation ward at a public hospital, Malaysia’s health minister said.

They are the wife and grandchildren of a 66-year-old man who was found to be infected in Singapore.

Nepal – 1 confirmed case

Nepal said a 32-year-old man arriving from Wuhan had tested positive for the deadly disease.

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”.

Philippines – 1 confirmed case

Philippine health officials confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus on January 30.

A 38-year-old Chinese woman, who arrived in the country from Wuhan on January 21 tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Health Secretary Francisco Duque told a news conference.

Duque said the patient, confined in a government hospital, is currently asymptomatic.

Singapore – 10 confirmed cases

Singapore has 10 cases. At least five of the cases involved people who arrived in the city-state from Wuhan for the Lunar New Year holidays.

South Korea – 6 confirmed cases

The Korea Centers for Disease Control (KCDC) confirmed two new cases on January 30, bringing the total number of infected people to six and marking the country’s first human-to-human transmission.

Of the two, one had recently returned from Wuhan but the other was confirmed to be the country’s first human transmission of the case, the KCDC said.

Other cases involved a 55-year-old South Korean man who returned from Wuhan on January 20 had tested positive for the virus, a 35-year-old woman who flew in from Wuhan, on January 20, a South Korean man in his 50s who returned from working in Wuhan and a 54-year-old South Korean resident of Wuhan who had arrived home on January 20.

Sri Lanka – 1 confirmed case

Sri Lanka confirmed its first case of coronavirus on January 27.

The patient was identified as a 43-year-old Chinese woman from Hubei who had arrived in Sri Lanka as a tourist. She was admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital.

Taiwan – 8 confirmed cases

Taiwan has uncovered eight cases so far. Among the latest cases is a Taiwanese woman who had been working in Wuhan before returning home on January 20. The island’s authorities have since advised against travel to Wuhan and Hubei province and on January 24 said any arrivals from Wuhan would be rejected by immigration.

All arrivals from the rest of China – including Hong Kong and Macau – must fill out health declaration forms on arrival.

The territory has also banned the export of face masks for a month to ensure domestic supplies.

Thailand – 14 confirmed cases

Thailand has detected 14 cases so far.

Sukhum Kanjanapimai, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said on Tuesday all six latest cases are Chinese tourists from Hubei province who entered Thailand several days ago. They are from Wuhan.

The new cases are two women and four men age 6 to 60. Five of the six new cases are family members.
All six were admitted to a hospital in Nonthaburi province.

United States – 5 confirmed cases

The US has confirmed five cases of the virus – two in California, and one each in Arizona, Chicago and Washington state.

United Arab Emirates – 4 confirmed cases

According to UAE authorities, at least four Chinese nationals coming from one family have been confirmed with coronavirus. They are the first cases reported in the Middle East.

Vietnam – 4 confirmed cases

Vietnam on January 23 confirmed one case of the virus in a man from Wuhan who travelled to Ho Chi Minh City earlier this month.

Three more cases were reported on January 30 in people who had also returned from Wuhan. Two were being treated in the capital, Hanoi, while another was receiving treatment in the northern province of Thanh Hoa, a report in the Suc Khoe & Doi Song newspaper said.

All three had recently returned from Wuhan.


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