BEIJING: The coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year has now killed more than 1,500 people and spread around the world.Latest figures from China show there are nearly 64,000 people infected in the country. Outside mainland China, there have been nearly 600 infections reported in around 30 locations. There have been three deaths: one each in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan.Egypt reported its first case on Friday – the first in Africa. Here are the areas where COVID-19, the virus’s official designation, has been confirmed:As of Friday, nearly 64,000 people have been infected across China, the majority in and around Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, where the outbreak was first reported. Most of the 1,380 who have died in mainland China were in that region, but officials have confirmed multiple deaths elsewhere, including the capital Beijing.The fatalities include a US citizen – believed to be the first confirmed death of a foreigner.ASIA-PACIFICCruise ship Diamond Princess, quarantined off Japan: 218, plus a quarantine officerSingapore: 67Hong Kong: 56, including one deathThailand: 33Japan: 32, including death of one infected womanSouth Korea: 28Malaysia: 19Taiwan: 18Australia: 15Vietnam: 15Macau: 10India: 3Philippines: 3, including one deathNepal: 1Sri Lanka: 1Cambodia: 1NORTH AMERICAUnited States: 15Canada: 7EUROPEGermany: 16France: 11Britain: 9Italy: 3Russia: 2Spain: 2Finland: 1Sweden: 1Belgium: 1MIDDLE EASTUnited Arab Emirates: 8AFRICAEgypt: The country’s health ministry reported its first confirmed case on Friday. It was the first on the continent.