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04 October 2023

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

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The new coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year has killed more than 1,000 people and spread around the world.
The latest figures from China show there are more than 42,600 people infected in the country.
Outside mainland China, there have been more than 460 infections reported in nearly 30 places. There have been two deaths, one in the Philippines and the other in Hong Kong.
Here are the areas where 2019-nCoV, the virus's provisional scientific designation, has been confirmed:
- CHINA -As of Tuesday, more than 42,600 people have been infected across China, the majority in and around Wuhan.
Most of the 1,016 who have died in China were in that region, but officials have confirmed multiple deaths elsewhere, including in the capital Beijing.
The fatalities include a US citizen -- believed to be the first confirmed death of a foreigner.
- ASIA-PACIFIC -Cruise ship Diamond Princess, quarantined off Japan: 135
Singapore: 45
Hong Kong: 42, including one death
Thailand: 32
South Korea: 28
Japan: 25
Taiwan: 18
Malaysia: 18
Australia: 15
Vietnam: 14
Macau: 10
India: 3
Philippines: 3, including one death
Nepal: 1
Sri Lanka: 1
Cambodia: 1
- NORTH AMERICA -United States: 12
Canada: 7
- EUROPE -Germany: 14
France: 11
Britain: 8
Italy: 3
Russia: 2
Spain: 2
Finland: 1
Sweden: 1
Belgium: 1
- MIDDLE EAST -United Arab Emirates: 8