China Coronavirus Spreads To 31 Countries With 185 Confirmed Cases Worldwide And 11,370 Suspected Cases Globally
Over the weekend, many countries had reported new cases of confirmed 2019-nCoV coronavirus
infections with thousands more of suspected cases merging all over the world.
As of Monday morning, the number of countries that have confirmed infected cases stands at 31 with a total of 185 infected individuals.
The US, Germany South Korea,Hong Kong, India and UAE all reported new cases over the weekend while in Philippines, the death of a 44 year old male Chinese patient marked the first fatality out of China.
The breakdown of countries with coronavirus
infected cases are : Japan(20 cases), Thailand
(19 cases), Singapore(18 cases), Hong Kong(15 cases), South Korea(15 cases), Australia(12 cases), Taiwan(10 cases), Germany(10 cases), United States(9 cases), Malaysia(8 cases), Macau(7 cases), France(6 cases), Vietnam(6 cases), UAE(5 cases), Canada(4 cases), Italy(2 cases), Britain(2 cases), Russia(2 cases), India(2 cases), Philippines(2 cases), Nepal(1 case), Sri Lanka(1 case), Ukraine(1 case), Finland(1 case), Sweden(1 case) Spain(1 case), Brazil(1 case) Cambodia(1 case) , Tunisia(1 case) Kenya (1 case) Botswana (1 Case)
The majority of those infected with the coronavirus
are basically Chinese nationals and countries that had reported local domestic human to human transmissions so far include Thailand, Japan, Germany and also Taiwan.
There are more than a total of 11,370 suspected coronavirus
cases all over the world spanning 97 countries with the bulk being in countries like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines.
Most of these suspected cases are either under observation or are waiting to have tests done or are awaiting test results.
It must be noted that many countries do not have the PCR machines to conduct the test for the presence of the coronavirus
or do not have access to the assay reagents or even have test kits.
Many countries are also deliberately not releasing figures or are trying to keep figures low so as to not create panic in their countries or to safeguard their economic interests as such figures might damage their positions.
For instance a few notable countries in South East Asia that are famous as tourist destinations and whose domestic economy basically depends on the tourism industry are desperately and unethically trying to conceal the number of infected cases in their countries so as to not damage their image and tourism industry. However most individuals with a bit of sense are aware of what these authorities are doing especially considering the fact that they have been the major destinations that have been having the most Chinese travelers even during the coronavirus outbreak during the Chinese new year holidays.
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or the Thailand Coronavirus
scenario, keep on checking at: https://www.thailandmedical.news/articles/coronavirus