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Wednesday Aug 10 2022
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Reuters

Factbox: Monkeypox cases and deaths around the world

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Reuters
Test tubes labelled Monkeypox virus positive are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. Photo: Reuters
Test tubes labelled "Monkeypox virus positive" are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. Photo: Reuters

More than 80 countries where monkeypox is not endemic have reported outbreaks of the viral disease, which the World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency, as confirmed cases crossed 31,400 and non-endemic countries reported their first deaths. 

Below are the non-endemic countries that have reported monkeypox-related deaths:

  • BRAZIL reported its first death on July 31. 
  • INDIA reported its first death on Aug. 1.
  • SPAIN reported its second death on July 30. 

Below is a list of non-endemic countries that have reported monkeypox cases:

Asia-Pacific

  • AUSTRALIA had confirmed 58 cases as of Aug. 9.
  • INDIA had confirmed nine cases as of Aug. 3.
  • JAPAN had reported three cases as of Aug. 10.
  • NEW ZEALAND had reported three cases on Aug. 2.
  • The PHILIPPINES reported its first case on July 29. 
  • SINGAPORE had confirmed 15 cases as of Aug. 5.
  • SOUTH KOREA reported two cases on June 22. 
  • TAIWAN confirmed three cases as of Aug. 9.
  • THAILAND had confirmed four cases as of Aug. 5.

Europe

  • ANDORRA had confirmed four cases as of Aug. 9.
  • AUSTRIA had confirmed 175 cases as of Aug. 10.
  • BELGIUM had detected 546 cases by Aug. 10.
  • BOSNIA reported its first case on July 13. 
  • BULGARIA had confirmed four cases as of July 22.
  • CROATIA had reported 12 cases by Aug. 2.
  • CZECH REPUBLIC had confirmed 29 cases as of Aug. 10.
  • CYPRUS reported three cases as of Aug. 9.
  • DENMARK had confirmed 129 cases by Aug. 10.
  • ESTONIA had confirmed nine cases by Aug. 5.
  • FINLAND had confirmed 22 cases as of Aug. 4.
  • FRANCE had confirmed 2,423 cases by Aug. 4.
  • GEORGIA confirmed its first case on June 15.
  • GERMANY had reported 3,025 cases by Aug. 10.
  • GIBRALTAR had confirmed five cases as of July 20.
  • GREECE had confirmed 41 cases by Aug. 10.
  • HUNGARY had confirmed 51 cases by Aug. 10.
  • ICELAND had reported 11 cases as of Aug. 9.
  • IRELAND had confirmed 101 cases as of Aug. 10.
  • ITALY had detected 599 cases as of Aug. 10.
  • LATVIA had confirmed three cases as of July 25.
  • LITHUANIA confirmed three cases on Aug. 9.
  • LUXEMBOURG had confirmed 34 cases as of Aug. 9.
  • MALTA had confirmed 17 cases as of July 20.
  • MOLDOVA reported its first case on Aug. 10.
  • MONTENEGRO reported its first case on Aug. 1.
  • The NETHERLANDS had confirmed 957 cases as of Aug. 4.
  • NORWAY had reported 66 cases by Aug. 9.
  • POLAND had reported 63 cases by Aug. 2.
  • PORTUGAL had confirmed 710 cases as of Aug. 5.
  • ROMANIA had confirmed 22 cases as of Aug. 2.
  • RUSSIA confirmed its first case on July 12. 
  • SERBIA had reported 10 cases as of July 27.
  • SLOVAKIA had confirmed six cases as of Aug. 2.
  • SLOVENIA had reported 37 cases as of Aug. 2.
  • SPAIN had confirmed 5,162 cases by Aug. 9.
  • SWEDEN had confirmed 111 cases by Aug. 4.
  • SWITZERLAND had confirmed 347 cases as of Aug. 9.
  • The UNITED KINGDOM had 2,914 confirmed cases as of Aug. 8, including 2,780 in England, 69 in Scotland, 25 in Northern Ireland and 40 in Wales.

Middle East and Africa

  • ISRAEL had reported 169 cases as of Aug. 8.
  • LEBANON had reported four cases as of July 21.
  • MOROCCO reported first case on June 2. 
  • QATAR confirmed its first case on July 20.
  • SAUDI ARABIA detected its first case on July 14. 
  • SOUTH AFRICA confirmed its third case on July 11.
  • TURKEY reported first case on June 30.
  • The UNITED ARAB EMIRATES had reported 16 infections as of July 24.

Americas
  • ARGENTINA had confirmed 37 cases as of Aug. 9.
  • The BAHAMAS confirmed its first case on June 24.
  • BARBADOS confirmed its first case on July 21.
  • BERMUDA confirmed its first case on July 21.
  • BRAZIL had confirmed 2,293 cases by Aug. 9.
  • BOLIVIA had confirmed five cases by Aug. 6.
  • CANADA had confirmed 990 infections as of Aug. 9.
  • CHILE had reported 91 cases as of Aug. 4.
  • COLOMBIA had reported 55 cases as of Aug. 8.
  • COSTA RICA confirmed three cases on July 28.
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC confirmed its fourth case on Aug. 3.
  • ECUADOR had confirmed 10 cases as of Aug. 9.
  • GUATEMALA had confirmed two cases as of Aug. 9.
  • JAMAICA had confirmed three cases as of Aug. 5.
  • MEXICO had confirmed 146 cases as of Aug. 9.
  • PANAMA had confirmed two cases as of Aug. 9.
  • PERU had confirmed 583 cases by Aug. 10.
  • PUERTO RICO had confirmed 34 cases as of Aug. 5.
  • The UNITED STATES had confirmed 9,492 cases by Aug. 10.
  • URUGUAY confirmed its second case on Aug. 2.
  • VENEZUELA confirmed its first case on June 12. 

Sources: Data from World Health Organisation and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Reuters stories, releases from local authorities