20 Countries Have Confirmed Their First Cases In The Past 7 Days

    Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe. (Jin Yeon-soo/Yonhap via AP)

    CNN- In the past week, new outbreak clusters have formed across Europe and the Middle East, sparking fears and emergency measures.

    The outbreaks are centered largely around Italy and Iran; Italy now has 400 cases and 12 deaths, and Iran has 141 cases and 22 deaths. Nearby countries have begun closing borders and implementing travel bans, as the virus spreads across the region.

    20 countries have confirmed their first coronavirus cases in the past week:

    1. Lebanon
    2. Oman
    3. Israel
    4. Afghanistan
    5. Greece
    6. Denmark
    7. Austria
    8. Estonia
    9. Romania
    10. North Macedonia
    11. Georgia
    12. Pakistan
    13. Norway
    14. Spain
    15. Brazil
    16. Algeria
    17. Switzerland
    18. Croatia
    19. Bahrain
    20. Kuwait