The new coronavirus appears to now be spreading much more rapidly outside China as more countries around the world reported their first cases of the disease on March 2.
Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Tunisia reported their first confirmed coronavirus cases while the death toll in Iran rose to 66 - the highest outside China, The Guardian reported.
The Czech Republic, Scotland, and the Dominican Republic also confirmed their first cases. Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim majority nation, also announced its first patients.
Africa also preparing to fight against the deadly virus as the continent of 1.2 billion people has at least 11 confirmed cases of Covid-19 – five in Algeria, two in Egypt, one in Tunisia, one in Nigeria, one in Senegal and one in Morocco, South China Morning Post reported.
More than 89,000 people across 58 countries have now been diagnosed with the infection, while the death toll globally has exceeded 3,000.