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The Global spread of deadly Covid-19

The new coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year has now killed more than 2,400 people and spread around the world. Outside mainland China there have been 24 deaths and more than 1,500 infections reported, with the most cases concentrated in South Korea and the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined off Japan.
Here is a roundup of the areas where cases of COVID-19, the virus’s official designation, have been confirmed:
● CHINA - As of Sunday some 77,000 people had been infected and 2,442 had died across mainland China, the majority in and around Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, where the outbreak was first reported.
● ASIA-PACIFIC
South Korea: 602 people have been infected by the virus and five people have died.
Japan: More than 130 people have been infected and four have died. Three of those deaths were passengers who had been on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, quarantined off Japan, where the number of infections is now at 630.
Hong Kong: 69 people have been infected, 2 deaths
Macau: 10
Singapore: 85
Thailand: 35
Australia: 17
Malaysia: 22
Taiwan: 26
Vietnam: 16
India: 3
Philippines: 3, including one death
Nepal: 1
Sri Lanka: 1
Cambodia: 1
●NORTH AMERICA
United States: 35
Canada: 8
● EUROPE
Italy: 152, three deaths
Italy became the first country in Europe to put some of its citizens under quarantine, with over 50,000 residents in eleven towns facing lockdown.
Germany: 16
France: 12, including one death.
Britain: 9
Russia: 5
Spain: 2
Finland: 1
Sweden: 1
Belgium: 1
● MIDDLE EAST
Iran: 43, 8 deaths
United Arab Emirates: 11
Israel: 1
Lebanon: 1
● AFRICA - Egypt: 1

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