The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has killed 259 people in China and spread around the world since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.    

On Feb. 1, China's National Health Commission said nearly 12,000 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus.    

Outside mainland China, there have been more than 100 infections reported in more than 20 countries.   

The World Health Organization has declared an international emergency over the outbreak.    

Here are the places that have confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus:

  • As of Feb. 1, 11,791 people have been infected across China, the majority in and around Wuhan.    
  • Most of the 259 who have died were in that region, but officials have confirmed multiple deaths elsewhere, including in the capital Beijing.
  • Ten patients have been confirmed in Australia. Most of them arrived in the country from Wuhan or Hubei province.
  • Cambodia's health ministry has so far reported one case, a 60-year-old man who arrived from Wuhan.            
  • In Hong Kong, 13 people are known to have the disease.          
  •  Officials confirmed the first case in Kerala, southern India, on Jan. 30. The woman, a student at Wuhan University, was isolated at a hospital. Health authorities said they had registered 14 cases, including two cases of human-to-human transmission.   
  • Macau, a gambling hub hugely popular with Chinese mainland tourists, has confirmed seven cases.
  • Malaysia has confirmed eight cases so far, all Chinese nationals.
  • Nepal has reported one case so far: a man who arrived from Wuhan.
  • The Philippines reported its first case of the virus on Jan. 30, a 38-year-old woman who arrived from...
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