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This article documents countries and territories affected by and their responses to the coronavirus responsible for the ongoing 2019–20 pandemic first detected in Wuhan, Hubei, China. It may not include all the most up-to-date major responses and measures.
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|Bosnia and Herzegovina||262||5||5|
|Trinidad and Tobago||74||2||1|
|Isle of Man||32||0||0|
|Republic of the Congo||4||0||0|
|Antigua and Barbuda||3||0||0|
|Central African Republic||3||0||0|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||2||0||0|
|Papua New Guinea||1||0||0|
|St. Vincent and the Grenadines||1||0||0|
|As of 29 March 2020 (UTC) · History of cases: China, international|
As of 29 March 2020, a total of 663,828 cases were confirmed with 493,555 active cases and 30,822 deaths in 204 countries and territories, including five cruise ships.
Cases have been confirmed in most African countries and territories. According to Michael Yao, WHO's head of emergency operations in Africa, early detection is vital because the continent's health systems "are already overwhelmed by many ongoing disease outbreaks".As of 25 March, cases have been confirmed in all African nations except for Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and the disputed states of Somaliland and Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. There have been no reported cases in the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
A cluster of mysterious pneumonia cases was detected in December 2019 in Wuhan and eventually spread to the rest of China.Afterwards, many other Asian countries started to confirm cases, with some of the most affected countries being South Korea, Malaysia, and Iran. Sophisticated modelling of the outbreak suggests that while the number of cases in China would have been many times higher without interventions such as early detection and isolation of the infected, 66% fewer people would have been infected if China had implemented measures as little as a week earlier. As of 21 March, cases have been reported in all Asian countries except for Tajikistan and Turkmenistan — while North Korea and Yemen have suspected cases. No cases have been reported in the disputed states Abkhazia, Republic of Artsakh, South Ossetia and external territories Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Initial cases in Europe were reported in France, Germany and other countries with a relatively low number of cases. On 21 February, a large outbreak was reported in Italy, mostly in the north near Milan. Cases grew rapidly as the outbreak spread across Europe. Cases have been reported in all European countries after Montenegro reported a case on 17 March, and in all European territories after the Isle of Man on 19 March, the disputed state of Transnistria on 21 Marchand Åland Islands on 22 March reported cases. No cases have been reported in Svalbard, Alderney, Sark and self controlled territories of the Luhansk People's Republic and the Donetsk People's Republic . The WHO has declared Europe as the new centre of the virus after the situation improved in China. As of 24 March, there have been 200,000 confirmed cases and 10,400 deaths in Europe; out of these, 64,000 cases and 6,100 deaths were in Italy.
The first cases in North America were reported in the United States in January 2020. Cases were reported in all North American countries after Saint Kitts and Nevis confirmed a case on 25 March, and in all North American territories except Bonaire, Saba, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Sint Eustatius (as of 26 March).
Cases have been confirmed in Australia, Easter Island, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The first confirmed case was in Melbourne, Victoria on 25 January.Many small Pacific island nations have thus far avoided the outbreak by closing their borders. Cases have been reported in all Oceanian sovereign states except Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu, and have not been reported in the associated states of Cook Islands and Niue. No cases have been reported in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Norfolk Island, Wallis and Futuna, Tokelau, Pitcairn Islands, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands.
As of 19 March, cases have been confirmed in all South American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and the French overseas department of French Guiana. No cases have been reported in the Falkland Islands, but there have been suspected cases.
The coronavirus was first reported in South America on 26 February when Brazil confirmed a case in São Paulo. Since then, governments across the region have taken an array of actions to protect their citizens and contain the spread of COVID-19.
The outbreak spread to several cruise ships including the Diamond Princess, the Grand Princess , the World Dream , the MS Westerdam and the MS Braemar.
Cruise operators have started to either cancel or change their itineraries as countries across the world implement travel restrictions to curb the disease spread. Ports are refusing to accept cruise ships that have been either to Chinese ports or are carrying Chinese passengers during the outbreak.
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which represents 90% of cruise operators, announced the various precautionary measures being implemented by its members. All passengers who have travelled to or visited/transited through China, Hong Kong and Macau within 14 days before embarkation will be denied entry into cruise ships. Any persons in close contact with either suspected or diagnosed cases of coronavirus infection will also be denied entry.
Below is a list of countries and territories with no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (as of 25 March 2020), in order of greatest population.
Locations with suspected cases are in italics and noted with an asterisk (*).
As of 25 March 2020, 22 sovereign states (all in Africa, Asia, or Oceania) have not confirmed any cases of COVID-19. Below is a list of these countries, in order of greatest population.
|1||3,508,180||Africa||not recognised by any other state|
|2||2,302,444||Europe||recognised only by other non-UN member states|
|3||1,464,039||Europe||recognised only by other non-UN member states|
|4||502,585||Africa||recognised by at least one UN member state|
|5||243,206||Asia||recognised by at least one UN member state|
|6||150,932||Asia||recognised only by other non-UN member states|
|7||53,532||Asia||recognised by at least one UN member state|
|1||Antarctica||1,000−5,000||Antarctica||Governed by the Antarctic Treaty System|
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