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article imageThe global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

By AFP     Feb 10, 2020 in Health

The coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year has now killed more than 1,100 people and spread around the world.

Latest figures from China show there are more than 44,600 people infected in the country.

Outside mainland China, there have been nearly 500 infections reported in around 30 locations. There have been two deaths, one in the Philippines and the other in Hong Kong.

Here are the areas where COVID-19, the virus's official designation, has been confirmed:

- CHINA -

As of Wednesday, more than 44,600 people have been infected across China, the majority in and around Wuhan.

Most of the 1,113 who have died in China were in that region, but officials have confirmed multiple deaths elsewhere, including 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: 174

Hong Kong: 49, including one death

Singapore: 47

Thailand: 32

South Korea: 28

Japan: 28

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: 13

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

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