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.
Belgium – 1
Belgium said on February 4 that one of nine Belgian citizens repatriated from Wuhan had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Bahrain – 1
Bahrain confirmed its first case of coronavirus on February 24, a citizen arriving from Iran, the state news agency reported, citing the health ministry.
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 – 10
Canada has confirmed nine cases of the coronavirus as of February 23 – three in the province of Ontario and six in British Columbia.
China – 77,234
As of February 23, a total of 77,150 people in mainland China were confirmed as having been infected with the virus, most of them in the central province of Hubei.
At least 2,592 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. Including the two deaths, Hong Kong has 74 confirmed cases of February 23.
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 – 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.
Germany – 16
Germany registered 16 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of February 23, 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.
Iran – 61
Iran’s health authorities reported on February 24 that the number of confirmed cases had risen to 61.
The next day, state TV reported that four more people had died from the virus, raising the death total to 12.
Israel – 1
On February 21, Israel reported its first case of coronavirus, a woman who was evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan tested positive to the virus upon her return to the country.
Italy – 152
As of February 24, Italy has 152 confirmed cases, mostly centered in the country’s north.
Four people have died, three in the northern region of It was the third death in Lombardy.
Japan – 147 691
A total of 691 people on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama had tested positive for the virus as of February 23. Meanwhile, an elderly couple that was on the ship has died.
Japan does not include the people on board as part of its national tally, in accordance with WHO guidance. Japan’s national tally is 132, including an 80-year-old woman who died from the virus.
Three people who were on board the Diamond Princess have died in Japan.
Kuwait – 3
Kuwait’s health ministry reported three cases on February 24, the first in the country. The infected people, including a Saudi national, had recently returned 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 that 15 of the cases have recovered and been discharged from hospital.
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.
Singapore – 89
Singapore has a total of 89 cases as of February 23, including 51 people who have recovered and been discharged from hospital.
South Korea – 833
South Korea confirmed the number of infections had reached 833 on February 24.
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.
Seven deaths have been confirmed.
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.
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 – 26
Taiwan has 26 confirmed cases as of February 23, including a 61-year-old man with underlying health issues who died from the virus.
Thailand – 35
Thailand had a total number of 35 confirmed cases as of February 23.
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 – 35
The US had confirmed 35 cases of the virus as of February 23.
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.
The infection has now spread to seven Middle Eastern countries, with more than 79,000 cases worldwide.
Kuwait, Bahrain and Afghanistan on Monday reported their first infections from the coronavirus, which has killed more than 2,600 globally, the vast majority in China.
Kuwait reported three cases, while Bahrain confirmed one, bringing the number of countries in the Middle East with the virus, known as COVID-19, to seven.
Meanwhile, Turkey, Pakistan and Armenia have closed their borders with Iran, as authorities reported 43 coronavirus infections and 12 deaths.
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China had 150 new confirmed deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, the National Health Commission announced, pushing the death toll nationwide to 2,592 among 77,150 confirmed cases, whileSouth Korea’s cases continued to balloon, reaching 833 with seven confirmed deaths.
And in Italy, at least 152 cases and four deaths have been reported in the country’s north,prompting emergency measures in Europe.