Nearly 30 countries and territories outside mainland China have found coronavirus infections, with nearly 770 cases reported as of Sunday, Feb. 16, a calculation from China’s National Health Commission shows.
Accordingly, there have been 766 cases in 28 countries and territories, with four deaths—one in Japan, one in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong, one in the Philippines, and the latest in France.
Japan has recorded the largest number of infections, with 407 cases, which include 355 people from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama.
Other Asian neighbor countries to China have also seen significant impacts from the virus outbreak, with Singapore reporting 72 cases, Thailand 34 cases, South Korea 29 cases, Malaysia 22 cases, Taiwan 18 cases, Vietnam 16 cases, and Australia 14 cases.
Among the deaths, the latest victim is a Chinese tourist who died from the virus in France. This is also the first fatality in Europe.
In mainland China, the National Health Commission on Sunday reported 2,009 new cases and 142 new deaths, bringing the total cases to 68,500 and the death toll to 1,665, mostly in the central province of Hubei.
World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Saturday that the coronavirus outbreak is still an emergency for China and it is impossible to tell where the epidemic will spread.