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Coronavirus: Here’s List Of Countries Hit By The Epidemic

The Virus Was Officially Named COVID-19 At A Conference In Geneva Held By The World Health Organization

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 28 Feb 2020, 01:11:26 PM
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The novel coronavirus epidemic has taken over several countries. (Photo Credit: IANS)

New Delhi:

The novel coronavirus epidemic has taken over several countries. In China, it has already claimed nearly 2,800 lives with 327 fresh cases reported on Friday and 78,824 people have now been infected with the COVID-19 strain in the mainland. The virus was officially named COVID-19 at a conference in Geneva held by the World Health Organization, where the body's chief said countries had a chance of stopping its global spread.

A team of public health experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) visited Wuhan last week to conduct a detailed probe about the virus which reportedly originated from a seafood market in the city in December last year.

The NHC said WHO experts along with their Chinese counterparts who formed a joint investigation team have held talks with the local health authority in Wuhan and visited relevant healthcare institutions.

WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Tuesday that although 99 percent of cases are in China, where it remains much an emergency, it also holds a very grave threat for the rest of the world.

Here’s the list of countries hit by the virus:

  1. China: 2,788 deaths among 78,824 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
  2. Hong Kong: 92 cases, 2 deaths
  3. Macao: 10 cases
  4. South Korea: 2,022 cases, 13 deaths
  5. Japan: 918 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 8 deaths
  6. Italy: 650 cases, 15 deaths
  7. Iran: 254 cases, 26 deaths
  8. Singapore: 96
  9. United States: 60
  10. Kuwait: 43
  11. Thailand: 40
  12. Bahrain: 33
  13. Taiwan: 32 cases, 1 death
  14. Australia: 23
  15. Malaysia: 23
  16. Germany: 21
  17. France: 38 cases, 2 deaths
  18. Spain: 17
  19. Vietnam: 16
  20. United Kingdom: 15
  21. United Arab Emirates: 19
  22. Canada: 14
  23. Iraq: 6
  24. Russia: 5
  25. Switzerland: 5
  26. Oman: 6
  27. Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death
  28. India: 3
  29. Croatia: 3
  30. Greece: 3
  31. Israel: 3
  32. Lebanon: 3
  33. Pakistan: 2
  34. Finland: 2
  35. Austria: 2
  36. Sweden: 7
  37. Egypt: 1
  38. Algeria: 1
  39. Afghanistan: 1
  40. North Macedonia: 1
  41. Georgia: 1
  42. Estonia: 1
  43. Belgium: 1
  44. Netherlands: 1
  45. Romania: 1
  46. Nepal: 1
  47. Sri Lanka: 1
  48. Cambodia: 1
  49. Norway: 1
  50. Denmark: 1
  51. Brazil: 1

(With Agency Inputs)

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First Published : 28 Feb 2020, 12:51:52 PM