The novel coronavirus has unfold all through the world because the first instances had been detected in central China in December. No less than 1,380 folks have died and greater than 65,000 folks have been contaminated, and the World Well being Group (WHO) has declared the outbreak a public well being emergency of worldwide concern.
China’s Nationwide Well being Fee has confirmed the virus will be transmitted from individual to individual by way of “droplet transmission” — the place a virus is handed on attributable to an contaminated particular person sneezing or coughing — in addition to by direct contact.
There are at the very least 585 confirmed instances of novel coronavirus in additional than 25 international locations and territories exterior mainland China. Three folks have died exterior of mainland China from the virus — a 44-year-old Chinese language man within the Philippines, a 39-year-old man in Hong Kong, and a Japanese lady in her 80s.
Quite a few international locations, reminiscent of the USA and Japan, have evacuated their nationals on flights from Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and the epicenter of the outbreak.
This can be a full checklist of locations exterior mainland China with confirmed instances of the coronavirus.
Australia (at the very least 15 instances)
The Australian state of Queensland confirmed its fifth case of novel coronavirus on Tuesday, pushing the nationwide whole to 15 confirmed instances.
The affected person, a 37-year-old Chinese language lady, is at present remoted on the Gold Coast College Hospital. She is a member of the identical tour group as Queensland’s 4 beforehand confirmed instances.
Greater than 240 Australians on the repatriation flight from Wuhan, by way of Qantas, reached the Australian territory of Christmas Island within the Indian Ocean, in accordance with Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday.
A complete of 241 Australians had been transferred to Christmas Island to be quarantined, whereas a pregnant lady and her associate had been despatched to Perth for isolation, in accordance with Morrison’s tweets.
Morrison added that the federal government can also be working with Chinese language authorities on a second repatriation flight from Wuhan, and the New Zealand authorities about presumably repatriating its nationals on the identical flight.
Belgium (at the very least 1 case)
Belgium has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, after one in all 9 repatriates from Wuhan examined constructive for the virus, Belgium’s public well being division mentioned in a press release on Tuesday.
“The one that examined constructive is wholesome and reveals no indicators of sickness in the meanwhile,” the assertion mentioned.
“They had been transferred final night time to St. Peter’s College Hospital in Brussels, one in all our nation’s two reference centres. This hospital has all the mandatory experience and assist to make sure the absolute best care.”
Cambodia (at the very least 1 case)
Cambodia reported its first case of coronavirus on Monday — a 60-year-old Chinese language man who flew into the nation from Wuhan with three members of the family. They examined unfavourable for the virus, in accordance with a Ministry of Data assertion. The person’s situation was secure and he solely confirmed delicate signs, it mentioned.
Canada (at the very least 7 instances)
Seven instances of 2019 novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Canada, in accordance with authorities figures.
Three of the instances are in Ontario, with 4 instances in British Columbia.
The Canadian authorities has warned its residents in opposition to all journey to Hubei province. It mentioned the chance of the brand new coronavirus spreading inside Canada remained low.
Finland (at the very least 1 case)
Finland has one case of coronavirus. The affected person, a 32-year-old lady from Wuhan, arrived within the nation on January 23, touring the identical day to a village within the northern Lapland area, in accordance with CNN affiliate MTV3 Finland.
She developed respiratory signs and fever on Sunday and went to the emergency room on Tuesday, MTV3 Finland studies.
France (at the very least 11 instances)
5 new instances of coronavirus have been confirmed in France, well being minister Agnes Buzyn, mentioned at a information convention on Saturday. This raises the variety of instances in France to 11.
All the 5 new instances are British nationals — 4 adults and one youngster.
“None of them are in critical situation,” Buzyn mentioned.
France’s Ministry of Overseas Affairs has suggested in opposition to all non-essential journey to the entire territory of mainland China over the coronavirus epidemic.
The standing of Hubei province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus is “extremely not really useful” by the ministry.
Germany (at the very least 16 instances)
Two further folks have examined constructive for the novel coronavirus within the German state of Bavaria, a spokesman for the state well being ministry mentioned in a press release on Tuesday.
The 2 new sufferers carry the overall variety of confirmed instances to 14 for the state of Bavaria, and 16 for Germany general.
In keeping with the Bavarian well being ministry, the 2 new instances are associated to an organization from the district of Starnberg, the place a lot of the beforehand recognized instances had been additionally employed.
Hong Kong (at the very least 53 instances, 1 dying)
Hong Kong confirmed three further novel coronavirus instances on Thursday, bringing the overall tally to as much as 53, in accordance with a authorities assertion.
Of the brand new instances, a 43-year-old male affected person is the relative of a earlier case. He developed a cough on January 29, and diarrhea and vomiting since January 31.
The opposite two new instances are a 67-year-old lady and her 37-year-old son, who had dinner with three earlier confirmed instances in a seafood restaurant.
Hong Kong has reported one dying from the coronavirus — a 39-year-old man who died on February four and had an underlying sickness. The affected person took the high-speed practice from Hong Kong to Wuhan on January 21 and returned to town from Changshanan on January 23. He was mentioned to have by no means visited any well being care services, moist market or seafood market, or had any publicity to wild animals throughout the incubation interval.
Hong Kong has quickly closed a few of its borders with China and stopped issuing journey permits to mainland vacationers.
West Kowloon Station, the place high-speed rail runs between town and mainland China, is closed till additional discover. Half of all incoming flights from China have been canceled. Residents of Hubei province, the place the virus was first reported, are additionally being denied entry to town.
Most authorities workplaces, besides these concerned in emergency and important companies, will likely be closed for the remainder of the week. All faculties may even be shut till at the very least March 2.
This comes as Hong Kong recollects painful reminiscences from the extreme acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, a pandemic that killed greater than 280 folks within the metropolis.
India (at the very least three instances)
India confirmed its third case of coronavirus on Monday in Kerala.
The third case is a pupil who examined constructive for the virus after getting back from Wuhan, in accordance with a Fb submit from Kerala Well being Minister KK Shailaja. The scholar has been admitted to a district hospital in Kerala and is in secure situation.
Italy (at the very least three instances)
Italy has confirmed its third case of coronavirus, after an Italian nationwide examined constructive for the an infection, the nation’s well being ministry mentioned in a press release on Thursday.
The affected person is the primary Italian to contract the virus, following two instances of Chinese language vacationers with the an infection.
In keeping with the assertion, the affected person was quarantined within the metropolis of Cecchignola, on the outskirts of Rome, after being repatriated from Wuhan final week.
Japan (No less than 35 instances, 1 dying; plus 219 cruise ship instances)
4 extra folks in Japan — not from the Diamond Princess cruise ship — have examined constructive for novel coronavirus, the Ministry of Well being, Labor, and Welfare mentioned on Friday.
The newest instances on land embrace a girl in her 60s who’s a taxi driver in Okinawa. She had given rides to passengers from the Diamond Princess throughout its cease on the island on February 1, previous to the quarantine.
The full variety of instances from the ship is 219, together with one Japanese quarantine officer — the most important outbreak of the virus exterior mainland China.
A Japanese lady in her 80s has been confirmed because the nation’s first dying from the virus, the ministry mentioned on Thursday.
Macao (at the very least 10 instances)
Macao has confirmed at the very least 10 instances of the coronavirus.
A complete of 41 leisure operations within the semiautonomous Chinese language metropolis have been suspended for 15 days beginning February four, in accordance with the federal government.
The operations embrace casinos, betting branches, theaters, cinemas, recreation facilities, web cafes, discos, bars, nightclubs and dance halls.
The outbreak has had a devastating impression on tourism within the playing enclave, which depends closely on mainland Chinese language guests. Playing is unlawful on the mainland and Lunar New 12 months is often a very busy time for Macao’s casinos. However not this yr — tourism to town has dropped 73.6% year-on-year, the Macao authorities introduced on January 29.
Malaysia (at the very least 19 instances)
A 39-year-old lady from China is the 19th particular person to be formally identified with novel coronavirus in Malaysia, state information company Bernama reported on Thursday.
She is a good friend and relative of two of the earlier instances and is at present in a secure situation in isolation, Bernama mentioned.
In keeping with the report, she arrived in Malaysia from Wuhan on January 25 with 4 different folks.
Nepal (at the very least 1 case)
There was one confirmed case in Nepal — a 31-year-old Nepali PhD pupil who lives in Wuhan however flew to Nepal earlier this month. He was admitted to hospital in Kathmandu on January 13, however was subsequently launched on January 17 after his situation improved.
The Well being Ministry mentioned folks in shut contact with the affected person have been recognized and are being monitored.
Philippines (at the very least three instances, 1 dying)
The Philippines introduced its third confirmed case of the coronavirus on Wednesday throughout a information convention by the Division of Well being.
The affected person is alleged to be a 60-year-old lady from China who arrived in Cebu from Wuhan, by way of Hong Kong in January.
The Philippines reported its first coronavirus fatality on Sunday — the primary dying from the virus exterior of mainland China.
The affected person was a 44-year-old Chinese language man who flew in from Wuhan in January, and who died on Saturday. He’s the associate of a 38-year-old Chinese language lady who was touring with him, and who was the primary confirmed case reported within the Philippines.
Earlier, the Division of Well being burdened it’s “on high of the evolving state of affairs” however urged the general public to put on surgical masks and keep away from crowded locations if they’re experiencing signs, reminiscent of coughing and a fever.
Russia (at the very least 2 instances)
Russia has recognized its first two instances, each Chinese language residents, Russia’s TASS information company reported, citing Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova.
One affected person is being handled within the Zabaikalsky area, which borders China, with the second case detected within the Tyumen area in Western Siberia, which borders Kazakhstan, TASS studies.
In keeping with Golikova, Russia will start evacuating its residents from the Chinese language provinces of Wuhan and Hubei, the place there are 300 and 341 Russians respectively.
Singapore (at the very least 58 instances)
Singapore’s Ministry of Well being has confirmed an extra eight instances of the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide whole to 58 instances.
In a information assertion launched on Thursday, the Ministry of Well being confirmed all eight of the extra instances are linked to beforehand confirmed instances within the metropolis.
No less than 5 of the brand new instances are linked to a cluster of instances from the Grace Meeting of God church, whereas an additional two instances are linked to a cluster of instances from the Seletar Aerospace Heights constructions web site. The remaining newly confirmed case is a relative of a earlier case. All the new instances haven’t any journey historical past to China.
The Ministry of Well being has uncovered 5 attainable clusters, together with seven instances linked to the Meeting of God church, 4 instances linked to the Seletar Aerospace Heights building web site, three instances linked to a non-public enterprise assembly on the Grand Hyatt lodge, 9 instances linked to the Yong Thai Cling Chinese language medication store, and 5 instances linked to the The Life Church and Missions Singapore.
South Korea (at the very least 28 instances)
South Korea has confirmed another case of coronavirus, bringing the overall variety of instances within the nation to 28, the nationwide Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention reported in a information launch on Tuesday.
The newest case is a 30-year-old Chinese language lady, who’s linked to the nation’s third case. She examined constructive for coronavirus whereas she was in self-quarantine.
All 147 South Koreans and their Chinese language members of the family from Wuhan, who arrived at Gimpo Worldwide Airport in Seoul on Wednesday, have examined unfavourable for the novel coronavirus, the South Korean Well being Ministry introduced Thursday.
These repatriated had been quarantined on the Korea Protection Language Institute, a navy faculty facility situated in a rural space in Icheon, Gyeonggi province.
There have been about 2,000 South Korean residents residing in Wuhan, in accordance with the South Korean Overseas Ministry. To this point 848 have been repatriated by way of three chartered flights.
Spain (at the very least 2 instances)
Spain’s Nationwide Middle for Microbiology has confirmed the nation’s second case of coronavirus.
The identified particular person is one in all 4 that had been involved with a French nationwide who had been contaminated with the virus and had been subsequently put underneath statement by Spanish authorities.
“The Nationwide Middle for Microbiology analysed samples from these 4 folks. Considered one of them examined constructive for coronavirus whereas the opposite three examined unfavourable,” the Spanish well being ministry mentioned in a press release on Sunday.
Sri Lanka (at the very least 1 case)
There’s one case of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka.
A press release from the well being ministry assured residents that native hospitals had been ready to deal with any additional outbreak. The federal government is contacting individuals who could have come into contact with the only case to detect potential contagion.
Sweden (at the very least 1 case)
Sweden on Friday confirmed its first case, a girl in Jonkoping county who had visited Wuhan.
When the lady landed in Sweden on January 24, she was freed from signs of the an infection, however later developed a cough and contacted an area hospital, Sweden’s Public Well being Authority mentioned in a press release. She was remoted within the hospital’s an infection clinic, however just isn’t critically ailing.
Taiwan (at the very least 18 instances)
Taiwan confirmed its 18th coronavirus case on Sunday, in accordance with a press release from the self-governing island’s Ministry of Well being and Welfare.
The brand new case is a 20-year-old man, the son of a pair of their 50s who had been confirmed to be coronavirus sufferers beforehand.
Taiwan has banned vacationers who’re from mainland China or had been to China, Hong Kong and Macao since Friday.
Thailand (at the very least 33 instances)
Thailand confirmed one new case of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the overall within the nation to 33, in accordance with Thailand’s Division of Illness Management (DDC).
The newest affected person is a 54-year-old Chinese language lady who traveled from Wuhan earlier than town was locked down, mentioned DDC director-general, Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai.
Thai airports are actually screening all Chinese language guests for signs. Thai residents are additionally being requested to report anybody who appears to have fallen ailing after lately touring from China.
United Arab Emirates (at the very least eight instances)
The United Arab Emirates confirmed its eighth case of novel coronavirus on Monday after an Indian nationwide was identified, in accordance with a press release in state information company WAM.
The brand new affected person had lately interacted with one other identified particular person, in accordance with the assertion.
Of the eight instances, one affected person has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, whereas others are in secure situation, the assertion mentioned, quoting the Emirati well being ministry.
United Kingdom (at the very least 9 instances)
A ninth affected person has been identified with the novel coronavirus in the UK, Public Well being England mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.
“One additional affected person in England has examined constructive for novel coronavirus, bringing the overall variety of instances within the UK to 9,” chief medical officer for England Chris Whitty mentioned within the assertion.
“This virus was handed on in China and the affected person has now been transferred to a specialist NHS centre at Man’s and St Thomas’ (hospitals) in London.”
United States (at the very least 15 instances)
The 15th confirmed coronavirus case within the US is being handled at Methodist Texsan Hospital in San Antonio, in accordance with a press release Thursday by Dr. Paul Hancock, chief medical officer at Methodist Healthcare.
The affected person “was an evacuee from China in quarantine at Lackland Air Power Base and was discovered to have a fever,” Hancock mentioned.
The affected person arrived in the USA on a State Division-chartered flight on February 7, in accordance with the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
California has confirmed eight instances of the virus, Illinois has two, and there’s one every in Arizona, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and in Washington state the place that affected person was discharged final week.
The State Division is telling US residents to not journey to China amid the outbreak. In an advisory posted on the State Division web site, the company elevated its journey warning to “Do Not Journey” and warned of attainable “journey restrictions to be put in force with little or no advance discover.”
The advisory mentioned US residents at present in China ought to think about leaving utilizing industrial means.
Vietnam (at the very least 16 instances)
Vietnam confirmed its 16th case of novel coronavirus on Thursday, in accordance with a authorities information report.
The 50-year-old male affected person is the daddy of a beforehand confirmed case in Son Loi commune within the northern Vinh Phuc province.
The native authorities on Wednesday locked down the world round Son Loi commune of Binh Xuyen district to comprise unfold of the virus. Residents within the space are quarantined for 20 days from February 13.