Where Wuhan virus cases have been confirmed
China’s National Health Commission has confirmed the virus can be transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission” — where a virus is passed on due to an infected person sneezing or coughing — as well as by direct contact.
There at least 565 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in more than 25 countries and territories outside mainland China. Two people have died outside of mainland China from the virus — a 44-year-old Chinese man in the Philippines, and a 39-year-old man in Hong Kong.
A number of countries, such as the United States and Japan, have evacuated their nationals on flights from Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and the epicenter of the outbreak.
This is a full list of places outside mainland China with confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
Australia (at least 15 cases)
The Australian state of Queensland confirmed its fifth case of novel coronavirus on Tuesday, pushing the national total to 15 confirmed cases.
The patient, a 37-year-old Chinese woman, is currently isolated at the Gold Coast University Hospital. She is a member of the same tour group as Queensland’s four previously confirmed cases.
More than 240 Australians on the repatriation flight from Wuhan, via Qantas, reached the Australian territory of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday.
A total of 241 Australians were transferred to Christmas Island to be quarantined, while a pregnant woman and her partner were sent to Perth for isolation, according to Morrison’s tweets.
Morrison added that the government is also working with Chinese authorities on a second repatriation flight from Wuhan, and the New Zealand government about possibly repatriating its nationals on the same flight.
Belgium (at least 1 case)
Belgium has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, after one of nine repatriates from Wuhan tested positive for the virus, Belgium’s public health department said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The person who tested positive is healthy and shows no signs of illness for the time being,” the statement said.
“They were transferred last night to St. Peter’s University Hospital in Brussels, one of our country’s two reference centres. This hospital has all the necessary expertise and support to ensure the best possible care.”
Cambodia (at least 1 case)
Cambodia reported its first case of coronavirus on Monday — a 60-year-old Chinese man who flew into the country from Wuhan with three family members. They tested negative for the virus, according to a Ministry of Information statement. The man’s condition was stable and he only showed mild symptoms, it said.
Canada (at least 7 cases)
Seven cases of 2019 novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Canada, according to government figures.
Three of the cases are in Ontario, with four cases in British Columbia.
The Canadian government has warned its citizens against all travel to Hubei province. It said the risk of the new coronavirus spreading within Canada remained low.
Finland (at least 1 case)
Finland has one case of coronavirus. The patient, a 32-year-old woman from Wuhan, arrived in the country on January 23, traveling the same day to a village in the northern Lapland region, according to CNN affiliate MTV3 Finland.
She developed respiratory symptoms and fever on Sunday and went to the emergency room on Tuesday, MTV3 Finland reports.
France (at least 11 cases)
Five new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in France, health minister Agnes Buzyn, said at a news conference on Saturday. This raises the number of cases in France to 11.
All of the five new cases are British nationals — four adults and one child.
“None of them are in serious condition,” Buzyn said.
France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised against all non-essential travel to the whole territory of mainland China over the coronavirus epidemic.
The status of Hubei province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus is “highly not recommended” by the ministry.
Germany (at least 16 cases)
Two additional people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the German state of Bavaria, a spokesman for the state health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
The two new patients bring the total number of confirmed cases to 14 for the state of Bavaria, and 16 for Germany overall.
According to the Bavarian health ministry, the two new cases are related to a company from the district of Starnberg, where most of the previously known cases were also employed.
Hong Kong (at least 50 cases, 1 death)
Health officials in Hong Kong have confirmed an additional case of the novel coronavirus, bringing the citywide total to 50.
Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Center for Health protection said the additional case involves a 51-year-old man who developed a fever on February 3 before being hospitalized on February 10. The patient is a colleague of the 37th confirmed case in the city, according to Chuang.
Hong Kong has reported one death from the coronavirus — a 39-year-old man who died on February 4 and had an underlying illness. The patient took the high-speed train from Hong Kong to Wuhan on January 21 and returned to the city from Changshanan on January 23. He was said to have never visited any health care facilities, wet market or seafood market, or had any exposure to wild animals during the incubation period.
Hong Kong has temporarily closed some of its borders with China and stopped issuing travel permits to mainland tourists.
West Kowloon Station, where high-speed rail runs between the city and mainland China, is closed until further notice. Half of all incoming flights from China have been canceled. Residents of Hubei province, where the virus was first reported, are also being denied entry to the city.
Most government offices, except those involved in emergency and essential services, will be closed for the rest of the week. All schools will also be shut until at least March 2.
This comes as Hong Kong recalls painful memories from the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, a pandemic that killed more than 280 people in the city.
India (at least 3 cases)
India confirmed its third case of coronavirus on Monday in Kerala.
The third case is a student who tested positive for the virus after returning from Wuhan, according to a Facebook post from Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja. The student has been admitted to a district hospital in Kerala and is in stable condition.
Italy (at least 3 cases)
Italy has confirmed its third case of coronavirus, after an Italian national tested positive for the infection, the country’s health ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
The patient is the first Italian to contract the virus, following two cases of Chinese tourists with the infection.
According to the statement, the patient was quarantined in the city of Cecchignola, on the outskirts of Rome, after being repatriated from Wuhan last week.
Japan (at least 28 cases, plus 219 cruise ship cases)
Another 44 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Thursday.
This bring the total number of cases on the ship to 219, including one Japanese quarantine officer — the largest outbreak of the virus outside of mainland China.
Not including the cruise ship, Japan has confirmed 28 other cases of coronavirus in total.
The two latest cases are a man in his 50s and a man in 40s, both of whom came back on charter flights from China. Both had initially tested negative, the health ministry said, but developed a fever at home and were subsequently tested again.
Macao (at least 10 cases)
Macao has confirmed at least 10 cases of the coronavirus.
A total of 41 entertainment operations in the semiautonomous Chinese city have been suspended for 15 days starting tonight, according to the government.
The operations include casinos, betting branches, theaters, cinemas, game centers, internet cafes, discos, bars, nightclubs and dance halls.
The outbreak has had a devastating impact on tourism in the gambling enclave, which relies heavily on mainland Chinese visitors. Gambling is illegal on the mainland and Lunar New Year is usually a particularly busy time for Macao’s casinos. But not this year — tourism to the city has dropped 73.6% year-on-year, the Macao government announced on January 29.
Malaysia (at least 18 cases)
Malaysia confirmed an additional case of novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the country’s total to 18, the Ministry of Health said in a tweet.
Nepal (at least 1 case)
There was one confirmed case in Nepal — a 31-year-old Nepali PhD student who lives in Wuhan but flew to Nepal earlier this month. He was admitted to hospital in Kathmandu on January 13, but was subsequently released on January 17 after his condition improved.
The Health Ministry said people in close contact with the patient have been identified and are being monitored.
Philippines (at least 3 cases, 1 death)
The Philippines announced its third confirmed case of the coronavirus on Wednesday during a news conference by the Department of Health.
The patient is said to be a 60-year-old woman from China who arrived in Cebu from Wuhan, via Hong Kong in January.
The Philippines reported its first coronavirus fatality on Sunday — the first death from the virus outside of mainland China.
The patient was a 44-year-old Chinese man who flew in from Wuhan in January, and who died on Saturday. He is the partner of a 38-year-old Chinese woman who was traveling with him, and who was the first confirmed case reported in the Philippines.
Earlier, the Department of Health stressed it is “on top of the evolving situation” but urged the public to wear surgical masks and avoid crowded places if they are experiencing symptoms, such as coughing and a fever.
Russia (at least 2 cases)
Russia has identified its first two cases, both Chinese citizens, Russia’s TASS news agency reported, citing Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova.
One patient is being treated in the Zabaikalsky region, which borders China, with the second case detected in the Tyumen region in Western Siberia, which borders Kazakhstan, TASS reports.
According to Golikova, Russia will begin evacuating its citizens from the Chinese provinces of Wuhan and Hubei, where there are 300 and 341 Russians respectively.
Singapore (at least 50 cases)
Health officials in Singapore confirmed three additional cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total in the country to 50.
According to the Ministry of Health, all three of the newly confirmed patients are Singaporean citizens with no travel history to mainland China. The patients are men aged 34, 46, and 62 years old.
The 62-year-old newly confirmed patient worked at DBS bank in the Marina Bay Financial Center, the ministry added. Earlier on Wednesday, DBS evacuated all its staff from its office in the Marina Bay Financial Center following the confirmation that one of its workers had contracted the virus.
South Korea (at least 28 cases)
South Korea has confirmed one more case of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 28, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in a news release on Tuesday.
The latest case is a 30-year-old Chinese woman, who is linked to the country’s third case. She tested positive for coronavirus while she was in self-quarantine.
All 147 South Koreans and their Chinese family members from Wuhan, who arrived at Gimpo International Airport in Seoul on Wednesday, have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the South Korean Health Ministry announced Thursday.
Those repatriated were quarantined at the Korea Defense Language Institute, a military school facility located in a rural area in Icheon, Gyeonggi province.
There were about 2,000 South Korean citizens residing in Wuhan, according to the South Korean Foreign Ministry. So far 848 have been repatriated via three chartered flights.
Spain (at least 2 cases)
Spain’s National Center for Microbiology has confirmed the country’s second case of coronavirus.
The diagnosed person is one of four that had been in contact with a French national who had been infected with the virus and were subsequently put under observation by Spanish authorities.
“The National Center for Microbiology analysed samples from these four people. One of them tested positive for coronavirus while the other three tested negative,” the Spanish health ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
Sri Lanka (at least 1 case)
There is one case of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka.
A statement from the health ministry assured residents that local hospitals were prepared to handle any further outbreak. The government is contacting people who may have come into contact with the single case to detect potential contagion.
Sweden (at least 1 case)
Sweden on Friday confirmed its first case, a woman in Jonkoping county who had visited Wuhan.
When the woman landed in Sweden on January 24, she was free of symptoms of the infection, but later developed a cough and contacted a local hospital, Sweden’s Public Health Authority said in a statement. She was isolated in the hospital’s infection clinic, but is not seriously ill.
Taiwan (at least 18 cases)
Taiwan confirmed its 18th coronavirus case on Sunday, according to a statement from the self-governing island’s Ministry of Health and Welfare.
The new case is a 20-year-old man, the son of a couple in their 50s who were confirmed to be coronavirus patients previously.
Taiwan has banned travelers who are from mainland China or had been to China, Hong Kong and Macao since Friday.
Thailand (at least 33 cases)
Thailand confirmed one new case of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total in the country to 33, according to Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC).
The latest patient is a 54-year-old Chinese woman who traveled from Wuhan before the city was locked down, said DDC director-general, Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai.
Thai airports are now screening all Chinese visitors for symptoms. Thai citizens are also being asked to report anyone who seems to have fallen ill after recently traveling from China.
United Arab Emirates (at least 8 cases)
The United Arab Emirates confirmed its eighth case of novel coronavirus on Monday after an Indian national was diagnosed, according to a statement in state news agency WAM.
The new patient had recently interacted with another diagnosed person, according to the statement.
Of the eight cases, one patient has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, while others are in stable condition, the statement said, quoting the Emirati health ministry.
United Kingdom (at least 9 cases)
A ninth patient has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom, Public Health England said in a statement on Wednesday.
“One further patient in England has tested positive for novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to nine,” chief medical officer for England Chris Whitty said in the statement.
“This virus was passed on in China and the patient has now been transferred to a specialist NHS centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ (hospitals) in London.”
United States (at least 14 cases)
A new case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Southern California’s Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego County, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press officer Ana Toro confirmed to CNN.
This is the second evacuee from Wuhan, China under quarantine at MCAS Miramar to test positive — the 14th confirmed case in the US and the 8th in California.
Illinois has two cases, and there is one each in Arizona, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and in Washington state where that patient was discharged last week.
The State Department is telling US citizens not to travel to China amid the outbreak. In an advisory posted on the State Department website, the agency elevated its travel warning to “Do Not Travel” and warned of possible “travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.”
The advisory said US citizens currently in China should consider leaving using commercial means.
Vietnam (at least 16 cases)
Vietnam confirmed its 16th case of novel coronavirus on Thursday, according to a government news report.
The 50-year-old male patient is the father of a previously confirmed case in Son Loi commune in the northern Vinh Phuc province.
The local authorities on Wednesday locked down the area around Son Loi commune of Binh Xuyen district to contain spread of the virus. Residents in the area are quarantined for 20 days from February 13.