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12:00 AM, January 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 25, 2020

SARS-like virus affected countries

A SARS-like virus has claimed 26 lives since emerging on December 31 in a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Here is a list of countries that have confirmed cases of the so-called coronavirus.

China: More than 800 people have been infected across China, with 177 in serious condition. Authorities were also examining 1,072 suspected case. The city of Macau and Hong Kong have confirmed two cases each.


Japan: Japan’s health authorities confirmed a second case yesterday, Kyodo news agency reported, saying the patient was a man in his 40s who was originally from Wuhan and on a trip to Japan.


Singapore: Singapore yesterday announced two more confirmed cases of the new SARS-like virus, bringing the total number to three.


South Korea: South Korea yesterday confirmed its second case of the virus. The country reported its first case on January 20 -- a 35-year-old woman who flew in from Wuhan.


Taiwan: On January 22, authorities confirmed the first case -- a Taiwanese woman in her fifties, living in Wuhan, who returned to the island on Monday.


Thailand: Thailand has detected four cases so far -- three Chinese nationals from Wuhan and a 73-year-old Thai woman who came back from the Chinese city this month.


United States: On January 21, the United States announced its first case -- a man in his 30s living near Seattle. Officials say he is in a good condition.


Vietnam: Vietnam confirmed two cases of the virus on Thursday. An infected man from Wuhan travelled to Ho Chi Minh City earlier this month and passed the virus onto his son.Both are being treated hospital and are stable, Vietnam health officials said.

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