Coronavirus spreads to all continents except Antarctica

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New cases of infection from a new coronavirus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan are being reported daily around the world.

The coronavirus outbreak which started in the city of Wuhan in China has now spread to six of the world's seven continents. It has not yet reached Antarctica.

In Africa, Algeria confirmed its first case of coronavirus on February 25. Egypt has also reported a case, according to CNN.

In Asia, the vast majority of cases and deaths are in mainland China. Cases have been reported throughout Asia, with concentrations in South Korea and on board a cruise ship pocked in Japan.

In Middle East, Iran has reported least 139 cases. The total official number of deaths due to coronavirus in Iran reportedly stands at 15.

Australia has reportedly confirmed a total of 22 cases of the novel coronavirus as of Saturday.

In Europe, the biggest coronavirus outbreak has been reported in Italy, where over 320 have been infected and 12 have died.

In North America, U.S. official say at least 59 Americans have tested positive for coronavirus. Case of coronavirus has also been reported in Canada.

Brazil announced its first case of coronavirus on February 26, marking the first time the virus has been reported in South America.

In mainland China, 2,715 people have died from COVID 19, as the illness is officially known, while more than 78,064 infections have been confirmed, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

SOURCE: ASIA PLUS