These are all the places in the world still without a case of coronavirus

There are now more than one million cases of coronavirus across the globe – but there are still a handful of countries COVID-19 has not reached yet.

Friday, 3rd April 2020, 8:33 am
Updated Friday, 3rd April 2020, 9:21 am

With the number of UK cases approaching 34,000 and the death toll nearing 3,000, all eyes are on countries around the world most badly affected, including Italy, Spain, Iran and the USA.

But there are still 19 countries across the world which have not reported cases.

There are 193 countries which are members of the United Nations and as of 2 April, these are the places yet to be hit, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

A sign directs patients towards an NHS 111 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pod - (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)

Comoros

Kiribati

Lesotho

Malawi

These are all the places in the world without coronavirus.

Marshall Islands

Micronesia

Nauru

North Korea

Palau

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Solomon Islands

South Sudan

Tajikistan

Tonga

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Yemen

However, some are likely to have unreported cases such as highly secretive North Korea, a close ally of China where the disease originated and war-torn Yemen.

Most are small islands with few visitors - in fact, seven of the world’s 10 least-visited places, as per UN data, are free of Covid-19.

So will anywhere in the world remain COVID-19 free during the pandemic?

Most of the unaffected areas are islands with no land borders – so all eyes are on those nations.

"It’s likely to be those South Pacific, very remote islands, I would put my money on that," says Andy Tatem, a professor in spatial demography and epidemiology at the University of Southampton.

"But in our globalised economy I’m not sure there’s anywhere that will escape such an infectious disease."