London just confirmed its first coronavirus case. One map shows where the outbreak has spread around the world.

Medical staff carry a box by the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, which houses patients with the Wuhan coronavirus, on January 10, 2020.

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Medical staff carry a box by the Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, which houses patients with the Wuhan coronavirus, on January 10, 2020.
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A coronavirus outbreak has killed 1,118 people in China. As of Wednesday, more than 45,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed across 26 countries.

The virus first emerged at the end of December in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, which is home to 11 million people. Outside of China, the latest new case was reported in London – the city’s first – on Wednesday.

This map shows where cases have been confirmed so far:

The number of infected people continues to rise.

Here is the country-by-country breakdown as of Wednesday:

  • China: 44,747 cases
  • Singapore: 50 cases
  • Thailand: 33 cases
  • Japan: 28 cases
  • South Korea: 28 cases
  • Malaysia: 18 cases
  • Taiwan: 18 cases
  • Germany: 16 cases
  • Australia: 15 cases
  • Vietnam: 15 cases
  • United States: 13 cases
  • France: 11 cases
  • United Kingdom: 9 cases
  • United Arab Emirates: 8 cases
  • Canada: 7 cases
  • India: 3 cases
  • Italy: 3 cases
  • Philippines: 3 cases
  • Russia: 2 cases
  • Spain: 2 cases
  • Belgium: 1 case
  • Cambodia: 1 case
  • Finland: 1 case
  • Nepal: 1 case
  • Sri Lanka: 1 case
  • Sweden: 1 case

Vietnam's vice minister of health, Nguyen Truong Son, talks with a man at an isolated section of a hospital where two Chinese citizens had tested positive for coronavirus, in Ho Chi Minh city.

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Vietnam's vice minister of health, Nguyen Truong Son, talks with a man at an isolated section of a hospital where two Chinese citizens had tested positive for coronavirus, in Ho Chi Minh city.
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The virus, now called COVID-19, is a novel strain of coronavirus - which can infect the nose, throat, and sinuses - that had not been seen in humans before this outbreak.

Most deaths so far have been reported in the Hubei province, where Wuhan is located. The province has been put on lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus. All transportation in and out of Wuhan has been halted.

Airports around the world are screening passengers for the virus and many countries have evacuated citizens and employees from China.

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