Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases?

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, more than 1,300 people have died, while nearly 64,000 infections have been confirmed.


Hundreds of cases have been confirmed elsewhere, with the virus being reported in about 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Europe, North America 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 12, including three people who have already been discharged from hospital, according to the Australian government.

Most of the patients arrived in the country from Wuhan or Hubei province.No p

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 – 7

Canada has confirmed seven cases of the coronavirus as of February 12 – three in Ontario and four in British Colombia.

China – 63,917

As of February 14,  63,851 people in mainland China were confirmed as having been infected with the virus, most of them in and around Wuhan. At least 1,380 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 first death from the disease on February 4 of a man who had travelled from Wuhan. At least 58 people, including the deceased man, were confirmed to have been infected as of February 14.

Finland – 1 

A Chinese tourist who was admitted to hospital for tests was confirmed on January 29 as having been infected with the coronavirus.

The patient is said to be a 32-year-old woman from Wuhan.

France – 11

French health officials confirmed five new cases of the coronavirus on February 8, bringing the country’s total to 11.

The new cases were all 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 has registered 16 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of February 12, with a majority of those infected in the southern state of Bavaria.

Almost all of the patients in Germany are employees of the 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 3.

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

Japan – 40 + 218

A total of 218 people on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama – and a quarantine officer – had tested positive for the virus, as of February 13

Japan does not include the people on board as part of its national tally, in accordance with guidance from the WHO. On Thursday, an 80-year-old became the country’s first death from the virus. 

The total for Japan is 40.

Malaysia – 19

On February 13, Malaysia reported its 19th case of coronavirus, a man who had visited mainland China before returning home in February, the Health Ministry said.

Most of the cases in Malaysia are Chinese nationals, but at least two Malaysians have also been infected.

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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, including 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 – 67

Local media in Singapore reported that nine cases confirmed on February 15 brought the island country’s total to 67. The city-state has the highest tallies outside China, including mounting evidence of local transmission.

South Korea – 28

On February 11, South Korea reported one new case of the virus, bringing the country’s total to 28.

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 into observation in on the island after coming into contact with someone in France who was subsequently diagnosed with the virus. The other three were 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 isolated at a hospital in southern Sweden.

The woman 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. She is not gravely ill, the agency said.

Taiwan – 18

Taiwan confirmed its eighteenth case on February 9, a young woman in her 20s who has not shown any symptoms of the viral infection, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said at a press briefing. 

Thailand – 33

Thailand confirmed one new case on February 11, bringing the total number of coronavirus patients in the country to 33.

The new case is a 54-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan who was put in quarantine after coming into contact with another Chinese virus patient while in Thailand, said Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchia, the director-general of the Department of Disease Control.

United Arab Emirates – 8

The UAE confirmed one new case on February 10, bringing the country’s total to eight. 

The country’s health ministry said the patient was an Indian national who had come into contact with a recently diagnosed person.

On February 1, the UAE became the first country in the Middle East to confirm cases of the coronavirus. It is the only country in the region to report cases.

United Kingdom – 9

The UK confirmed one new case of coronavirus on February 12, taking the total number in the country to nine. 

All cases are in England, while the latest case is the first to be recorded in the capital, London.

United States – 15

The US had confirmed 15 cases of the virus as of February 13. The most recent case is an evacuee from China who had been under quarantine in Texas. 

Vietnam – 16

On February 13, the health ministry confirmed the nation’s 16th case of coronavirus. The authorities have said at least 11 of the cases were in the northern province of Vinh Phuc.

The commune of Son Loi commune in Vinh Phuc were placed under a 14-day quarantine by Vietnamese authorities on February 13.

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 foreigner who had been put in isolation. 


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