More than 3,500 coronavirus cases have been reported outside China
Workers spray antiseptic solution against the coronavirus in Seoul today.
Workers spray antiseptic solution against the coronavirus in Seoul today. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
For the first time on Wednesday, the number of daily cases of the coronavirus reported outside China exceeded the number of those reported within the country where the outbreak began, according to the World Health Organization.
With countries including Denmark and Estonia reporting first confirmed cases today, the virus has now reached nearly 50 countries and territories outside mainland China, with more than 3,500 infections recorded and at least 58 deaths.
The virus has also reached every continent except Antarctica.
These are the worst-hit countries in each region of the world:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt; 1 case each
Asia: China; 78,497 cases, 2,744 deaths
Asia (outside China): South Korea; 1,595 cases, 13 deaths
Australasia: Australia; 22 cases
Europe: Italy; 400 cases, 12 deaths
Middle East: Iran; 139 cases, 19 deaths
North America: United States; 60 cases
South America: Brazil; 1 case