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Tracking the coronavirus across the globe

Egypt last week became the firs country on the African continent to confirm a case of the new coronavirus, joining a list of more than 25 countries where it has spread.

Having emerged in central China at the end of last year, the coronavirus has now killed nearly 1,800 people and spread around the world.

The latest figures from China show there are more than 70,620 people infected in the country.

Outside mainland China, there have been about 886 infections reported in nearly 30 locations. Taiwan, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan have each reported one fatality, while France on Saturday announced the first death outside Asia, an elderly Chinese tourist.

Here are the areas where COVID-19, the virus’s official designation, has been confirmed:

China

As of Monday, 70,620 people had been infected across China, the majority in and around Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, where the outbreak was first reported.

Most of the 1,770 who have died in mainland China were in that region, but officials have confirmed multiple deaths elsewhere, including the capital Beijing.

The fatalities include a US citizen.

Asia – Pacific

  • Cruise ship Diamond Princess, quarantined off Japan: 454, plus a quarantine officer. (Some American citizens were flown to the United States, where they are to undergo a further 14-day quarantine.)
  • Singapore: 77
  • Japan: 60, including death of one infected woman
  • Hong Kong: 58, including one death
  • Thailand: 35
  • South Korea: 30
  • Malaysia: 22
  • Taiwan: 20, including one death
  • Vietnam: 16
  • Australia: 15
  • Philippines: 3, including one death
  • Sri Lanka: 1
  • Cambodia: 1

North America

  • United States: 29

Europe

  • Germany: 16
  • France: 12, including one death
  • Britain: 9
  • Finland: 1
  • Belgium: 1

Middle East

United Arab Emirates: 9

Africa

Egypt: 1

Agencies

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