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These 18 countries haven’t gotten the novel coronavirus yet

Not everyone has gotten coronavirus yet

People pass by a TV screen showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 29, 2020. North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said, calling it “very inappropriate” at a time when the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic. The Korean letters read: “ North Korea launched two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea.” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
People pass by a TV screen showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 29, 2020. North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said, calling it “very inappropriate” at a time when the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic. The Korean letters read: “ North Korea launched two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea.” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the world just months after it began in a city in China, but some countries still haven’t seen any cases.

What’s going on:

  • The coronavirus has spread to multiple countries, slamming places like Italy, South Korea and the United States. There have been more than 1 million cases in total, leading to more than 55,000 deaths and 221,000 recoveries, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
  • And health experts warn we’re only getting started, according to The Washington Post.

Which countries don’t have coronavirus?

  • There are several countries that haven’t seen any COVID-19 cases, or at least reported them to health officials. According to BBC News, these 18 countries have not seen any coronavirus cases.
  • Comoros
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • North Korea
  • Palau
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen

The numbers might not be accurate, though

  • It should be noted that some coronavirus cases are hard to track because patients have symptoms similar to the flu, which might confuse countries, especially if those areas don’t have proper testing.
  • Still, seven of the world’s 10-least visited places rank among those without coronavirus cases, though, according to data from the United Nations.