Coronavirus has spread to every continent except Antarctica. On Wednesday a case was confirmed in Brazil which means the deadly infection has reached almost every continent. Most countries across Europe have confirmed cases of the killer virus. But how many cases have been confirmed in Europe?
Coronavirus has spread to more than 40 countries with more than 500 cases reported across Europe.
Coronavirus was first announced on January 16 and now 82,184 people have been infected by the disease around the globe.
Of those 2,801 have been killed while 32,901 have recovered.
This means 46,482 people are still sick.
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The disease was first identified in Wuhan City in China, where the most cases and deaths have occurred.
Authorities took a little more than a week to completely lock down Wuhan City, but the virus spread to other parts of China and beyond.
Until recently, the place recording the second-highest number of cases so far was not actually a country, it was a cruise ship: the Diamond Princess.
However, now the second-highest number of cases have been confirmed in South Korea.
The diagnosis in Brazil came as the World Health Organisation warned coronavirus is spreading faster outside mainland China than in the country.
For the first time, the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded the number of new cases.
Health ministers from France, Germany, Italy and the EU Commission are committed to keeping frontiers open despite new cases of the virus which have emerged throughout Europe and in central and southern Italy.
Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza said: “We’re talking about a virus that doesn’t respect borders.”
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In Europe, the highest number of reported cases have been from Italy.
Italy has become the first European country to deal with a significant outbreak of coronavirus, which first started in Wuhan City, China, in December.
In total 470 cases have been confirmed in the country, leading the Italian Prime Minister to introduce “extraordinary measures” in a bid to control the rampant spread of coronavirus across Italy.
Britons returning from north of Pisa in Italy have been instructed to self-isolate as a precaution.
Regions in Italy have been locked down in order to stop the spread of the disease.
Northern Italy has seen a series of roadblocks set up around an exclusion zone, meaing around 500,000 people have been enclosed in this area.
Officially no-one is permitted to enter or leave this region after several cases were diagnosed in northern Italy.
The towns which have been cut off are:
- Castiglione d’Adda
- Terranova dei Passerini
- San Fiorano
There is also one town which tourists have been banned from in Veneto: Vo’ Euganeo.
The number of cases in each European county are as follows:
- Italy: 470
- Germany: 27
- France: 16
- Spain: 13
- UK: 13
- Croatia: Three
- Sweden: Two
- Austria: Two
- Russia: Two
- Finland: Two
- Belgium: One
- Switzerland: One
- Greece: One
- Romania: One
- Macedonia: One
- Denmark: One
- Norway: One
- Estonia: One
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