- A coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed 1,118 people and infected more than 45,000.
- At least 25 countries outside China have reported cases. The US has confirmed 13 cases.
- The map below shows where the virus has spread.
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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
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.