Latest updates on COVID-19 outbreak around the world
Updated 14:50, 02-Mar-2020

Australia on Monday detected its first cases of community transmissions in the country. A 41 year-old woman and a 31-year-old male doctor tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Czech Republic confirmed its first three COVID-19 cases on Monday: two Czech men and one American woman. They have all been to Italy recently. 

The Dominican Republic reported its first coronavirus infection on Sunday in a 62-year-old Italian man.

Indonesia on Monday confirmed its first two cases. A 64-year-old woman and her 31-year-old daughter tested positive after being in contact with a Japanese national who lived in Malaysia and tested positive after returning from a trip to Indonesia.

Thailand reported one more case on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 43. The patient is a 22-year-old Thai female who works with another Thai patient.

Algeria confirmed two new cases: a woman and her daughter aged 53 and 24 years old respectively. Three people in the country have contracted the virus.

Ecuador confirmed five new COVID-19 cases in patients who all had direct contact with an elderly woman who resides in Spain and arrived in Ecuador before testing positive for the virus. The total number of cases in Ecuador is six.

Egypt announced on Monday that a foreigner had tested positive for the coronavirus. It is the second case in Egypt.

The U.S. reported a second death from COVID-19 on Sunday, with New York State reporting its first confirmed case.

Japan's total number of cases increased to 962, with 12 fatalities in the country.

Italy reported 566 new cases on Sunday, bringing the total number to 1,694.

South Korea reported 476 new cases, with 26 fatalities so far.