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Table 2 Imported cases of COVID-19 detected at airports and in the community worldwide (N = 362)

From: Detection of imported COVID-19 cases worldwide: early assessment of airport entry screening, 24 January until 17 February 2020

Region Country Number of cases (primary and secondary) according to the detection setting Unknown Total imported cases
Airport entry screening Health care system Quarantine of possibly exposed incoming travelers
Western Pacific Japan 0 28 8 23 59
Singapore 5 58 4 10 77
Malaysia 5 15 2 - 22
Vietnam 0 4 0 12 16
Taiwan 6 14 0 - 20
Cambodiaa N/A 1 0 - 1
Philippines 0 3 0 - 3
Australia 0 15 0 - 15
South Korea 4 23 1 2 30
South East Asia Sri Lankaa N/A 1 0 - 1
Nepala N/A 1 0 - 1
India 3 0 0 - 3
Thailand 7 13 2 12 34
Americas Canada 0 8 0 - 8
USA 0 8 3 4 15
Eastern Mediterranean United Arabic Emirates 1 4 0 4 9
Egypt 1 0 0 - 1
European France 0 12 0 - 12
Germanyb N/A 14 2 - 16
UK 6 3 0 - 9
Italy 0 2 1 - 3
Russian Federation 2 0 0 - 2
Belgiumb N/A 0 1 - 1
Finlandb N/A 1 0 - 1
Spainb N/A 2 0 - 2
Swedenb N/A 1 0 - 1
Total number of cases in countries implementing entry screening at the time the cases were detected, N = 271C (%) 40 (14.8) 210 (77.5) 21 (7.7) N/A N/A
Total, N = 362 (%) 40 (11) 231 (63.8) 24 (6.7) 67 (18.5) 362 (100)
  1. aCountry that initiated entry screening at airports after identifying the first imported case
  2. bCountry that did not implement entry screening at airports
  3. cTotal number of cases with known detection location in countries that implemented entry screening at the time the cases were detected