The Wuhan coronavirus has spread throughout the world since the first cases were detected in central China in December. At least 800 people have died and more than 37,000 people have been infected, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
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 340 confirmed cases of Wuhan 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.
This is a full list of places outside mainland China with confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Australia (at least 15 cases)
The Australian state of Queensland confirmed its fifth case of Wuhan 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 Wuhan 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 13 cases)
One more patient has tested positive for coronavirus in the German state of Bavaria, the region’s health ministry says, bringing total cases in Germany to 13.
She is the wife of an employee of a tech company called Webasto, where other cases have been identified. The company will remain closed until February 11, it said in a statement.
The employee tested positive last week, and the couple’s two children also have coronavirus. The family is in a hospital in Trostberg, Bavaria, according to the state’s Health Ministry.
Germany’s other two cases are in Hesse state. The infected patients recently flew to Germany from the epicenter of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, according to public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, citing health authorities.
Hong Kong (at least 26 cases, 1 death)
The semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong, which borders mainland China, has reported its first death from the coronavirus.
The 39-year-old man died Tuesday at Princess Margaret Hospital 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 26 cases, plus 64 in cruise ship quarantine)
At least 64 people on board a cruise ship under a 14-day quarantine in Yokohama Bay have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
There are 2,666 guests and 1,045 crew members on board the Diamond Princess ship, Princess Cruises said in a statement. The ship was quarantined after an elderly former passenger from Hong Kong tested positive for the virus.
Not including those in quarantine on the cruise ship, Japan has confirmed 26 other cases of coronavirus in total.
At least three people with the coronavirus in Japan have no travel history to Wuhan. One, a man in his 60s, is a bus driver who drove tour groups from Wuhan for nine days before getting ill. His was the first case of suspected human-to-human transmission in Japan.
A third plane carrying Japanese evacuees from Wuhan arrived in Tokyo on Friday.
Notably, the Japanese flights also carried medical supplies for the Chinese government. They included thousands of surgical masks, safety goggles and 50 sets of protective suits.
Macao (at least 10 cases)
Macao has confirmed at least 10 cases of the Wuhan 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 16 cases)
A total of 16 people have tested positive for Wuhan coronavirus in Malaysia, according to a report from state news agency Bernama.
A total of 12 of the 16 cases are Chinese citizens, while the four others are Malaysians.
Separately, Bernama has reported that the Sabah state government has expanded its travel ban to all points of entry starting from Saturday, barring all foreigners and Malaysian citizens who don’t reside in Sabah with recent travel history to mainland China, including transit, within the past 14 days.
All people in Sabah returning from mainland China are subject to a compulsory 14-day home quarantine.
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 Wuhan 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 40 cases)
There are now 40 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in Singapore, the largest number of infections outside of mainland China.
Seven new cases were announced by the Singaporean Ministry of Health on Sunday, five of which were linked to previously known infections.
“Amongst the confirmed cases, two have been discharged. Of the remaining 38, most are stable or improving. Four are in critical condition in the intensive care unit, and one requires additional oxygen support,” the ministry statement said.
The seven new infections range in age from 36 to 64 and none of them have any recent travel history to mainland China.
But the Singaporean government said in the statement that the risk of contracting the virus in public places is still low.
The health ministry previously advised citizens to “defer all travel to Hubei province and all non-essential travel to mainland China.”
Minister of trade and industry Chan Chun Sing said at a news conference the government will distribute four masks each to 1.3 million households starting Saturday. He added that the country has “sufficient masks” if they manage the supply appropriately.
The health ministry earlier urged employers to implement flexible work arrangements, such as working from home or telecommuting, for employees who have been to China in the past 14 days.
South Korea (at least 25 cases)
South Korea now has 25 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus across the country, according to the South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The government announced Saturday that it would be reimbursing people who had been hospitalized or quarantined amid the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
The Welfare Ministry said in a news release that families who had been put out for more than 14 days could receive a government subsidy, of varying amounts.
A family of one will receive approximately $380 per month while a family of four will get approximately $1,030, according to the release.
Spain (at least 1 case)
Spain confirmed its first case Friday, according to a statement from the Health Minister’s Office. The statement said the patient is currently under observation at a hospital in La Gomera, a small island that is part of the Canary Islands.
The patient is part of a group of five people that health officials on the island say are “under observation” after being in contact with a person in Germany who has been diagnosed with the virus, the release stated.
Sri Lanka (at least 1 case)
There is one case of the Wuhan 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 17 cases)
Taiwan confirmed its 17th Wuhan coronavirus case on Saturday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
The patient is a man in his 20s, and is the son of a couple confirmed to be infected previously. He is currently in isolation.
The three traveled to Italy with transit in Hong Kong from January 22-31, and returned to Taiwan through Hong Kong on Feb 1. He developed a cough on Jan 27 during the trip.
Taiwan has banned travelers who are from mainland China or had been to China, Hong Kong and Macao since Friday.
Thailand (at least 32 cases)
Thailand reported seven new confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total tally up to 32, according to the Ministry of Public Health.
Four of the cases are Chinese nationals, and the other three are Thai nationals.
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 7 cases)
The United Arab Emirates has confirmed two new coronavirus cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to seven, according to the official Emirates News Agency.
The nationalities of the two new cases are 1 Chinese and 1 Filipino, according to the agency.
United Kingdom (at least 3 cases)
A third person has test positive for coronavirus in Britain, the department of health and social care said on Twitter.
The patient did not contract the virus in the UK, chief medical officer Chris Witty said in a statement.
The patient is being treated by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS trust in central London, the health department told CNN on Thursday.
United States (at least 12 cases)
There are now 12 cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States.
The latest case is a US citizen who had traveled to Beijing and is now in isolation at home in Wisconsin, according to local government officials.
In addition to the new case in Wisconsin, six confirmed cases are in California, one in Massachusetts, one in Washington state, one in Arizona, and two in Illinois.
The State Department is telling US citizens not to travel to China amid the outbreak. In an advisory posted on the State Department website Friday, 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 13 cases)
Vietnam confirmed a 13th case of coronavirus on Friday, state-run newspaper Viet Nam News reported, citing a Ministry of Health announcement.
The latest case is a 29-year-old woman from Vinh Phuc province, northwest of Hanoi. She is one of eight workers to return from Wuhan, China on the same flight as five others with the virus, the ministry said.
By Eric Cheung, CNN