With the cases of novel coronavirus (also called the Wuhan coronavirus) now numbering at more than 1,000, it’s important to stay informed about the statistics and what is known. Here is a look at the confirmed cases, including a map of where the confirmed cases are, and a look at where the deaths took place.
Maps of Confirmed Novel Coronavirus Cases Worldwide
So far, 1,356 people have been confirmed to have the novel coronavirus (also called the Wuhan coronavirus or, technically, 2019-nCoV.) There have been 41 fatalities, all in China, CNBC reported.
The following map of confirmed cases in the U.S. and worldwide was shared by BNO News. You may need to zoom into the map to see the cases in the United States, which so far number at two, or cases in other countries across the world.
You can also see an updated chart of the confirmed cases and total deaths here, with a breakdown by general location.
Another map worldwide is being maintained here which tracks confirmed cases and deaths. The map pulls from WHO, CDC, NHC, and Dingxiangyuan sources and is being maintained by people with JHU.edu. Note that the “total recovered” number might be a bit misleading, as it doesn’t account for people who may never have needed to go to the hospital. The total deaths is updated with the most current numbers released as of the time of publication.
Another map sourcing the most recent news about the virus can be found here.
Please note that none of the maps listed above are guaranteed to keep up with all the news as it breaks. Consult your local news for the most recent information about virus cases, confirmed or unconfirmed. However, these maps are being updated periodically with the latest information every day, as of the time of publication.
In China, the vast majority of the cases (729) are in the Hubei province including Wuhan. This is also where 40 fatalities are confirmed, BNO News reported. There are also an estimated 100 serious cases and 57 critical in the Hubei province.
The cases internationally include the following countries, according to BNO News.
- Thailand – 5 cases
- Singapore – 3 cases
- France – 3 cases
- Malaysia – 3 cases
- Japan – 2 cases
- South Korea – 2 cases
- U.S. – 2 cases
- Vietnam – 2 cases
- Nepal – 1 case
- Australia – 1 case
There are 24 cases worldwide outside of China. A few of them are already reported as having stabilized.
Confirmed & Unconfirmed Cases in the United States
The first case in the U.S. was on January 21 in Washington state, from a man who had traveled from Wuhan. The man is in his 30s and being treated in Seattle.
A second case in the U.S. was confirmed on January 24 in Chicago, from a woman who had also recently been in Wuhan. The woman in Chicago is in stable condition at a hospital, CBS DFW reported.
It’s important to note that there have been no reported deaths so far in the United States.
The CDC is monitoring more than 60 people in 22 states in the United States, LiveScience reported. Eleven people have tested negative and two (listed above) tested positive. Although some states are releasing information on who is being monitored and where, not all state are because many patients end up testing negative. It’s important to remember that this is also cold and flu season and the beginning symptoms are similar.
In California, a patient in Los Angeles is being tested, NBC LA reported. That person had flown from Mexico City and landed at Los Angeles International Airport. They were on American Airlines Flight 2546 and had flu-like symptoms. They were traveling with family members.
Several people in Alameda County are also being tested for the possible Wuhan coronavirus, known as the Novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV. These people had been in the Wuhan region, where the virus originated, and now are experiencing symptoms, Patch.com reported. These people are awaiting test results from the CDC and no cases in Alameda County have been confirmed. CBS San Francisco reported that “several” were being tested and there had been no positive results to this point. ABC 7 reported that “less than 10” were being investigated.
A Tennessee Tech student is being tested for an unconfirmed case, Tennessean reported. They had very mild symptoms and they’re being kept isolated. The patient’s recent travel met the criteria for 2019-nCoV.
There were at least four unconfirmed cases being monitored in Texas, CBS DFW reported, but the results for one of the people already came back negative. The other three are still pending.
One is a student from Baylor University who was moved to an isolated room on campus while awaiting test results. The residence hall was sanitized.
Another is a Texas A&M student who had symptoms after traveling to Wuhan. That student is self-isolating at their own home. Their results should be available in a few days, KBTX reported.
The coronavirus is a family of viruses that come in many forms, including the common cold. But sometimes it can include a more severe illness like SARS. The Wuhan coronavirus is a new form of the virus, first identified at a food market in Wuhan, China. It’s now being referred to as the noval coronavirus by experts.
Symptoms can include a fever, cough, and trouble breathing. It can get more severe if the disease worsens. It can spread from animals to people, but China has also said there have been at least two cases of human-to-human transmission, Forbes reported. If so, it could be transmitted through coughing, sneezing, or close contact, like other coronaviruses. So far there is no vaccine.