This map shows where China’s mysterious, deadly Wuhan coronavirus has spread as death toll rises to 17
China said 17 people have been killed by a mysterious coronavirus as authorities repeatedly increase the number of people that are infected.
A map shows where the virus has spread, which includes both Chinese cities and other countries.
Some countries are screening for the virus at airports, while fears of further spread are heightened as millions of people prepare to travel for Chinese New Year.
A mysterious coronavirus has killed 17 people in China as authorities constantly revise the number of people that are infected. As Tuesday evening, there were 574 cases in China.
Cases have also been recorded in neighbouring countries, and the US, as authorities try and stop the disease from transmitting after experts confirm that it can be transferred from human to human.
This map shows where cases have been confirmed, including the city of Wuhan, where the virus was first recorded at the end of last year. It is home to 11 million people.
This is where the cases were recorded, as of Tuesday morning:
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Here is where is represented on the map, and how many cases have been recorded there as of Tuesday morning. The one case recorded in the US is not shown, nor the updated figure of 574 confirmed cases in China.
Hubei Province (home of Wuhan), China: 375 cases
Guangdong province, China: 26 cases
Zhejiang province, China: 10 cases
Beijing, China: 10 cases
Shanghai, China: 9 cases
Chongqing City, China: 5 cases
Sichuan Province, China: 3 cases
Tianjin, China: 2 cases
Jiangxi, China: 2 cases
Shandong Province, China: 1 case
Yunnan Province, China: 1 case
Henan Province, China: 1 case
Hunan Province, China: 1 case
Yunnan Province, China: 1 case
Guangxi Province, China: 1 case
Shanxi Province, China: 1 case
Guizhou Province, China: 1 case
Fujian Province, China: 1 case
Hainan Province, China: 1 case
Hebei Province: China 1 case
Hong Kong: 1 case
Thailand: 4 cases
Taiwan: 1 case
South Korea: 1 case
Japan: 1 case
The figures are being regularly updated as individual regions report separately from the National Health Commission.
Other countries, including Singapore and the Philippines, have reported suspected cases, as have other parts of China.
Some experts believe that the number of those infected could be higher: When China claimed 45 people had been infected earlier this month, academics from Imperial College London suggested the true number of infected people was somewhere around 1,700.
Health authorities in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, the UK and other countriesare screening passengers flying in from Wuhan or China more broadly at airports, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is doing so at five major airports.
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The virus, called 2019-nCoV, was first detected in the city of Wuhan, central China, at the end of 2018. As it is a new strain of coronavirus — which is one that infects the nose, throat, or sinuses — that has not been seen by humans before, scientists are scrambling to understand the treat it.
Authorities on Monday said the virus can spread from one human to another, having previously said that they believed it could only spread from animals to humans.
Fears that the virus could spread further are heightened as hundreds of millions of Chinese people prepare to travel to mark the weeks-long Chinese New Year celebration — travelling around the country and the world, often in crowded trains and planes.
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