The Wuhan coronavirus has spread throughout the world since the first cases were detected in central China in December. At least 490+ people have died and more than 24,000 are fighting symptoms including fever and breathing difficulties.
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 are more than 224+ confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus — with 2 deaths deaths so far — in 26 countries outside mainland China.
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.
China – (at least 24,324 infections with 490 Deaths)
As of February 4, 24,344 people have been confirmed as having been infected in mainland China, most of them in and around Wuhan.
Most of the at least 490+ people have died, nearly all in Hubei Province, but officials have confirmed multiple deaths elsewhere including in the capital Beijing.
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Australia (at least 13 infections)
At least 12 people in Australia have been confirmed to have the Wuhan coronavirus. The latest case is a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan who is in a stable condition in isolation at the Gold Coast University Hospital, according to a statement from Queensland’s chief health officer on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the government is negotiating plans to evacuate more than 600 Australian nationals from Hubei province. They would be quarantined for 14 days on Christmas Island, an Australian territory that currently hosts a largely empty immigration detention center. The latest Australian government travel advice for China is to “reconsider your need to travel.”
Cambodia (at least 1 infection)
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 5 infections)
A Canadian couple has tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus in Ontario — both the man and woman had visited Wuhan before getting ill. The Canadian government has warned its citizens against all travel to Hubei province, including the cities of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou. It said the risk of the new coronavirus spreading within Canada remained low.
Finland ( at least 1 infection)
Finland is the latest country to confirm a case of the Wuhan 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.
She developed respiratory symptoms and fever on Sunday and went to the emergency room on Tuesday, MTV3 Finland reports.
France (at least 6 infection)
>France was the first European country to confirm cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, with two patients hospitalized in Paris and the other in Bordeaux, according to the country’s health department head Jerome Salomon. The fifth case is the daughter of the 80-year-old Chinese tourist, who is one of the first four confirmed patients, France’s Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on French television BFMTV. She is in intensive care. France will send a first plane to evacuate its citizens back from Wuhan on Thursday, according to French health minister Agnes Buzyn. The flight is expected to take French nationals who do not have symptoms of the virus. A second flight carrying those who may have been infected is also being planned.
The most recent being a doctor who contracted the virus after treating patients.
France’s health minister has said it is likely that there will be more cases and that authorities are surveying all the people that the patients have come into contact with since arriving in France.
Germany (at least 12 infections)
Germany has confirmed a total of four Wuhan coronavirus cases in Bavaria state — all the cases were related and occurred at the same workplace, according to the health ministry.
The first patient, a 33-year-old German man who lives in Landsberg and works in Starnberg, Bavaria had not been to China, but was in a meeting with a Chinese national who was later diagnosed with the coronavirus, the head of the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety said Tuesday.
Another 40 employees of the company have been identified as close contacts, and will be tested by authorities as a precautionary measure. German health minister Jens Spahn said Tuesday the coronavirus threat for the public in Germany remains low.
All seven patients, including a child, are in isolation in a Munich hospital.
Hong Kong (at least 18 infection with 1 death)
The semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong, which borders mainland China, has confirmed 10 cases — all infected patients had spent time in Wuhan. Hong Kong has temporarily closed some of its borders with China and has 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 primary and secondary schools will also be shut until at least February 17. Long queues are seen outside pharmacies as people look to buy face masks. 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 infection)
Japan (at least 33 infection)
At least three Japanese citizens evacuated from Wuhan on Wednesday have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to at least 11. Only one of the patients on the flight has a fever, while the other two are not showing any symptoms. They are currently quarantined in Tokyo. Two 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 is the first case of suspected human-to-human transmission in Japan. Two flights repatriated over 400 Japanese citizens from Wuhan to Tokyo on Wednesday and Thursday. Any passengers with pneumonia-like symptoms will be taken to a special medical center for treatment, and those who aren’t displaying symptoms will be taken to separate hospitals for further screening. 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.
On February 1, Japan’s health ministry reported three new cases, bringing the number of infections in the country to 20, including two cases of human-to-human transmission.
The new cases were three people who returned from Wuhan on government-chartered flights.
Macao (at least 10 infections)
Macao, a semi-autonomous city in southern China, has confirmed at least seven cases of the Wuhan coronavirus.
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 Wednesday. All residents of Hubei province and non-residents who traveled to Hubei in the past 14 days will be denied entry to Macao, until they show a doctor’s letter certifying they are clear, according to Secretary for Administration and Justice Cheong Weng-chon. Anyone who has been to Hubei in the past two weeks is also banned from entering casinos. All public services will be closed for the rest of January, and civil servants are advised to stay home. All primary and secondary schools will be closed until further notice, and all banks are closed until Monday.
Malaysia (at least 10 infection)
Malaysia has confirmed seven cases — all Chinese nationals. The most recent cases include a four-year old child, a woman and a 52-year-old man, according to state news agency Bernama.
Malaysia has temporarily suspended all visas for Chinese citizens from Hubei province. It has also established an emergency response team at its Beijing embassy to provide assistance to Malaysian citizens in China.
- Kuala Lumpur
Nepal (at least 1 infection)
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 2 infection with 1 death)
Singapore (at least 24 infection)
Singapore confirmed three more cases of Wuhan coronavirus on Thursday morning, bringing the total number of cases to 10, according to the Ministry of Health. All three cases are Chinese nationals who traveled from Wuhan, according to the Ministry of Health’s statement.
The Ministry of Health has advised against all travel to Hubei province and non-essential travel to mainland China, adding that all travelers should monitor their health closely for two weeks upon their return to Singapore.
It has also 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.
- Bukit Merah
- East Coast
- Jalan Besar
- Marina Bay
- Pasir Ris
South Korea (at least 16 infection)
South Korea confirmed its fourth case of Wuhan coronavirus Monday, after a 55-year-old South Korean man who visited Wuhan tested positive for the virus. The South Korean government in Seoul plans to send four chartered planes to Wuhan to evacuate its citizens, according to foreign affairs ministry spokesman Kim In-chul.
He said there were about 700 South Koreans in Wuhan who want to return to South Korea. Kim said those wishing to board the flight would have to go through an inspection process by medical staff, and they would be required to stay at a government provided facility to prevent the Wuhan coronavirus from spreading in the community.
South Korea is also planning to send medical aid items on the flights to Wuhan, including two million protective masks and 100,000 protective goggles.
Sri Lanka (at least 1 infection)
There’s 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.
Taiwan (at least 11 infection)
Eight cases have been confirmed in Taiwan. The latest involves a Taiwanese man in his 50s whose family member was previously confirmed with the coronavirus, according to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CECC). All residents of Hubei province are banned from entering the self-governing island. Chinese students from other provinces will also be denied entry for two months. The export of face masks is also temporarily suspended to ensure stable supply.
Thailand (at least 25 infection)
Thailand confirmed a further six cases of Wuhan coronavirus this week, bringing the total number to 19 — the highest count of confirmed cases outside China. Of the six new cases, five are from the same family traveling together from Hubei province.
Thai airports such as in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai 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. Thailand has detected 19 cases so far, including its first human-to-human transmission in the country which was a taxi driver.
- Chiang Mai
- Nakhon Pathom
- Prachuap Khiri Khan
- Nakhon Ratchasima
United Arab Emirates (at least 5 infection)
The UAE confirmed four cases of the coronavirus, the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement Wednesday. The four reported cases are all within a single Chinese family from Wuhan, the ministry said. “The general health situation is not a cause of concern,” the statement added.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) confirmed its fifth case on February 1 in a Chinese national who came from Wuhan.
UAE authorities previously said at least four Chinese nationals coming from one family had been confirmed with coronavirus. They were the first cases reported in the Middle East.
United States (at least 11 infection)
The United States has confirmed five cases, including one in Washington state, two in California, one in Arizona, and one in Illinois. The US has raised its travel advisory level and cautioned travelers to reconsider visiting China.
It has also ordered the evacuation of all non-emergency personnel and their families from Hubei province. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday confirmed that 195 passengers who have been evacuated from Wuhan arrived at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California, Wednesday.
None of the passengers show signs of sickness, CDC officials said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon, but they will remain under a voluntary quarantine at the air base. The US has confirmed eight cases of the virus – three in California, two in Illinois, one in Arizona, one in Massachusetts and one in Washington state.
United Kingdom (at least 2 infection)
The United Kingdom confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus on January 31 in two patients from the same family in England, England’s chief medical officer said.
“The patients are receiving specialist NHS care, and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus,” Chris Whitty said.
“The NHS is extremely well-prepared and used to managing infections and we are already working rapidly to identify any contact the patients had, to prevent further spread,” he added.
Vietnam (at least 10 infection)
Vietnam confirmed two cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in Ho Chi Minh City — a father and son from Wuhan, according to the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA).
The country has set up a rapid response team, and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has instructed ministries to strictly enforce the ban on importing wildlife into the country, according to VNA.
Vietnam reported its sixth case on February 1. State media said the latest case was a 25-year-old hotel receptionist in the central Khanh Hoa province.