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Tracking the global outbreak

08.05.20, 23:11
Tracking the global outbreak
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Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with nearly four million confirmed cases in 187 countries. About 270,000 people have lost their lives.

The United States alone has more than 1.2 million confirmed cases - five times as many as any other country.

This series of maps and charts tracks the global outbreak of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year.



How many cases and deaths have there been?

The virus, which causes the respiratory infection Covid-19, was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China, in late 2019.

It is spreading rapidly in many countries and the number of deaths is still climbing.



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Confirmed cases around the world

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Circles show number of confirmed coronavirus cases per country.

Source: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies

Figures last updated 8 May 2020, 11:05 BST

Note: The map and table in this page use a different source for figures for France from that used by Johns Hopkins University, which results in a slightly lower overall total.

The US has by far the largest number of cases, according to figures collated by Scroll table to see more data

*Death rate per 100,000 people

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Country



Deaths



Death rate*



Total Cases



New Cases 0 10 100 1k 5k **







US



75,559



23.10



1,254,726











UK



30,615



45.60



206,715











Italy



29,958



49.41



215,858











Spain



26,070



55.83



221,447











France



25,987



39.99



137,779











Brazil



9,190



4.39



135,773











Belgium



8,415



73.29



51,420











Germany



7,392



8.89



169,430











Iran



6,486



7.93



103,135











Netherlands



5,288



31.00



41,780











China



4,637



0.32



83,976











Canada



4,541



12.25



66,201











Turkey



3,641



4.42



133,721











Sweden



3,040



30.49



24,623











Mexico



2,961



2.35



29,616











India



1,890



0.14



56,409











Switzerland



1,810



21.23



30,126











Russia



1,723



1.18



187,859











Ecuador



1,654



9.68



30,298











Peru



1,627



5.09



58,526











Ireland



1,403



29.12



22,385











Portugal



1,105



10.77



26,715











Indonesia



930



0.35



12,776











Romania



891



4.57



14,499











Poland



756



1.99



15,200











Philippines



696



0.65



10,463











Austria



609



6.85



15,752











Pakistan



594



0.28



25,837











Japan



577



0.45



15,477











Denmark



514



8.94



10,083











Algeria



483



1.14



5,182











Egypt



482



0.49



7,981











Colombia



407



0.82



9,456











Hungary



392



4.04



3,178











Dominican Republic



373



3.51



9,095











Ukraine



361



0.82



14,195











Chile



285



1.52



24,581











Argentina



282



0.64



5,371











Czech Republic



270



2.53



8,031











South Korea



256



0.50



10,822











Finland



255



4.62



5,673











Israel



240



2.86



16,381











Panama



225



5.39



7,868











Saudi Arabia



219



0.65



33,731











Norway



217



4.07



8,034











Serbia



206



2.95



9,848











Bangladesh



199



0.12



12,425











Morocco



183



0.51



5,548











United Arab Emirates



165



1.71



16,240











South Africa



161



0.28



8,232











Greece



148



1.41



2,678











Moldova



145



3.58



4,605











Belarus



116



1.23



20,168











Cameroon



108



0.43



2,267











Malaysia



107



0.34



6,467











Nigeria



107



0.05



3,526











Afghanistan



106



0.29



3,563











Honduras



105



1.10



1,685











Iraq



102



0.27



2,543











Bolivia



102



0.90



2,081











Luxembourg



100



16.55



3,859











Slovenia



99



4.76



1,449











Australia



97



0.39



6,914











Bosnia and Herzegovina



90



2.71



2,027











North Macedonia



89



4.27



1,572











Croatia



86



2.07



2,125











Bulgaria



84



1.19



1,865











Cuba



73



0.64



1,729











Estonia



56



4.23



1,725











Thailand



55



0.08



3,000











Sudan



52



0.12



930











Lithuania



49



1.75



1,436











Burkina Faso



48



0.24



736











Andorra



47



61.03



752











Kuwait



44



1.06



6,567











Tunisia



44



0.38



1,026











Somalia



44



0.29



928











Armenia



42



1.42



2,884











Niger



42



0.19



781











San Marino



41



121.36



622











Channel Islands



40



23.46



545











DR Congo



36



0.04



897











Mali



32



0.17



650











Kazakhstan



31



0.17



4,753











Albania



31



1.08



842











Kenya



29



0.06



607











Azerbaijan



28



0.28



2,204











Kosovo



27



1.46



861











Chad



27



0.17



253











Slovakia



26



0.48



1,455











Lebanon



25



0.36



784











Guatemala



23



0.13



832











Isle of Man



23



27.36



329











New Zealand



21



0.44



1,490











Singapore



20



0.35



21,707











Ivory Coast



20



0.08



1,571











Liberia



20



0.42



189











Ghana



18



0.06



3,091











Latvia



18



0.93



928











Uruguay



17



0.49



684











Tanzania



16



0.03



480











Sierra Leone



16



0.21



231











Oman



15



0.31



2,958











Cyprus



15



1.26



889











El Salvador



15



0.23



742











Martinique



14



3.73



183











Saint Martin



14



37.57



76











Senegal



13



0.08



1,492











Diamond Princess cruise ship



13







712











Guadeloupe



13



3.25



153











Qatar



12



0.43



18,890











Kyrgyzstan



12



0.19



906











Tajikistan



12



0.13



461











Haiti



12



0.11



129











Guinea



11



0.09



1,927











Bahamas



11



2.85



92











Uzbekistan



10



0.03



2,298











Iceland



10



2.97



1,801











Mayotte



10



3.85



854











Paraguay



10



0.14



462











Venezuela



10



0.03



381











Mauritius



10



0.79



332











Congo



10



0.19



274











Guyana



10



1.28



93











Sri Lanka



9



0.04



824











Georgia



9



0.22



623











Jordan



9



0.09



494











Jamaica



9



0.31



488











Togo



9



0.11



135











Bahrain



8



0.51



4,199











Gabon



8



0.38



504











Montenegro



8



1.27



324











Trinidad and Tobago



8



0.58



116











Bermuda



7



11.15



118











Barbados



7



2.44



82











Costa Rica



6



0.12



765











Taiwan



6



0.03



440











Myanmar



6



0.01



176











Malta



5



1.14



486











Yemen



5



0.02



25











Nicaragua



5



0.08



16











Equatorial Guinea



4



0.31



439











Ethiopia



4



0.00



191











Sao Tome and Principe



4



1.90



187











Zambia



4



0.02



153











Monaco



4



10.34



95











Zimbabwe



4



0.03



34











Djibouti



3



0.31



1,133











Maldives



3



0.58



648











Aruba



3



2.83



101











Libya



3



0.04



64











Syria



3



0.02



45











Malawi



3



0.02



43











Antigua and Barbuda



3



3.12



25











Guinea-Bissau



2



0.11



564











Palestinian Territories



2



0.04



375











Cape Verde



2



0.37



218











Eswatini



2



0.18



153











Benin



2



0.02



140











Angola



2



0.01



36











Belize



2



0.52



18











MS Zaandam cruise ship



2







9











Brunei



1



0.23



141











French Guiana



1



0.35



138











Liechtenstein



1



2.64



82











Cayman Islands



1



1.56



80











Botswana



1



0.04



23











Gambia



1



0.04



18











Curaçao



1



0.61



16











Burundi



1



0.01



15











Turks and Caicos Islands



1



2.65



12











Montserrat



1



20.03



11











Suriname



1



0.17



10











Mauritania



1



0.02



8











Comoros



1



0.12



8











British Virgin Islands



1



3.36



7











Réunion



0



0.00



427











Vietnam



0



0.00



288











Rwanda



0



0.00



271











Madagascar



0



0.00



193











Faroe Islands



0



0.00



187











Gibraltar



0



0.00



144











Cambodia



0



0.00



122











Uganda



0



0.00



101











Nepal



0



0.00



101











Central African Republic



0



0.00



94











Mozambique



0



0.00



81











South Sudan



0



0.00



74











French Polynesia



0



0.00



60











Mongolia



0



0.00



42











Eritrea



0



0.00



39











Timor-Leste



0



0.00



24











Grenada



0



0.00



21











Laos



0



0.00



19











New Caledonia



0



0.00



18











Saint Lucia



0



0.00



18











Fiji



0



0.00



18











St Vincent and the Grenadines



0



0.00



17











Dominica



0



0.00



16











Namibia



0



0.00



16











Saint Kitts and Nevis



0



0.00



15











Falkland Islands



0



0.00



13











Vatican



0



0.00



12











Seychelles



0



0.00



11











Greenland



0



0.00



11











Papua New Guinea



0



0.00



8











Bhutan



0



0.00



7











Western Sahara



0



0.00



6











Saint Barthelemy



0



0.00



6











Anguilla



0



0.00



3









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This information is regularly updated but may not reflect the latest totals for each country.

** The past data for new cases is a three day rolling average. Due to revisions in the number of cases, an average cannot be calculated for this date.

Source: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies

Figures last updated: 8 May 2020, 11:05 BST

On 11 March, the outbreak was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). This is when an infectious disease is passing easily from person to person in many parts of the world at the same time.

Nearly four million people are known to have been infected worldwide, but the true figure is thought to be much higher as many of those with milder symptoms have not been tested and counted.


Globally, more than 4.5 billion people - half the world's population - have been living under social distancing measures, according to the AFP news agency's estimates.

Those restrictions have had a big impact on the global economy, with the International Monetary Fund saying

the world faces the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

The United Nations World Food Programme has also warned that the pandemic could almost double the number of people suffering acute hunger and the UN has appealed for $6.7bn (£5.4bn) in funding.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock said: "Unless we take action now, we should be prepared for a significant rise in conflict, hunger and poverty. The spectre of multiple famines looms."

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Where are coronavirus cases still rising?

While some regions are starting to see confirmed cases and deaths fall following the introduction of strict lockdown restrictions, others are only now seeing them rise.

Russia's latest official data shows it now has the fifth highest number of infections worldwide. The country has reported more than 10,000 new cases for five consecutive days and Moscow's mayor has suggested the number of cases in his city is far higher than the official figure.

These charts show four countries where deaths are on an upward trajectory as shown by the red lines which each follow a similar pattern.

Across Latin America, where many economies are already struggling and millions live on what they can earn day-to-day, there are concerns about the strain coronavirus could put on health care systems.

On Thursday, Brazil saw the daily total of coronavirus deaths exceed 600 for the second day in a row.

Ecuador has already seen its health system collapse - thousands have died from the virus and other conditions that could not be treated because of the crisis. The country's official number of coronavirus deaths is around 1,600 but the death toll is thought to be much higher.

The growing threat in South America and elsewhere comes as other regions are beginning to ease measures brought in to slow the spread of the virus.

Much of Europe, the US, New Zealand and Australia, among others, have started to relax some of their strict lockdown restrictions.

New Zealand says it has effectively eliminated the threat posed by the virus after fewer than 1,500 confirmed cases and just 20 deaths. Its authorities had brought in some of the toughest restrictions on travel and activity early in the pandemic.

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Europe beginning to ease lockdown measures

In Europe, the UK became the first country to record more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths earlier this week.

It surpassed Italy, which was the first country in the region to see a rapid increase in deaths in early March.

Spain and France have also recorded more than 25,000 deaths.

Differences in population size and how countries report their figures, with some including deaths in care homes, or deaths of those suspected but not confirmed of having the virus, means international comparisons are complicated.

However, all four countries appear to have passed through the peak of the virus and the number of new reported cases and deaths is falling.

Germany and Belgium have also recorded a relatively high number of deaths and are now seeing those numbers decrease, though as Belgium has a far smaller population than Germany the number of deaths per capita there has been higher.

How countries across Europe are planning to move out of lockdown varies, with the EU saying there is "no one-size-fits-all approach" to lifting containment measures.

Spain has announced a four-phase plan to lift its lockdown and return to a "new normality" by the end of June.

In Italy, some shops and factories have now reopened and bars and cafes are being allowed to offer takeaway services.

Germany has announced that all shops will be allowed to reopen, schools will begin to open again over the summer term and, in some regions, bars and restaurants could begin to reopen from this weekend.

In France, non-essential shops and markets are to open again from Monday, but not bars and restaurants. Schools will also be reopened gradually. However, stricter restrictions will remain in Paris and the neighbouring regions.

Other European countries easing restrictions include Austria, Denmark, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

In the UK, lockdown measures are still in full effect. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to reveal a "comprehensive plan" on Sunday for how the country will get moving again.



New York remains epicentre of US outbreak

With more than 1.2 million cases, the US has the highest number of confirmed infections in the world. It has also recorded more than 75,000 deaths.

The state of New York has been particularly badly affected, with more than 20,000 deaths in New York City alone.

At one point, more than 90% of the US population was under mandatory lockdown orders, but around half of the states have now begun to loosen their stay-at-home restrictions and allow some businesses to reopen.

Official unemployment figures show that more than 33 million Americans have lost their jobs since mid-March.

On Wednesday, President Trump said the government's coronavirus task force would shift its focus to reopening the economy. He acknowledged that lifting lockdowns could lead to an increase in deaths, but added: "Hopefully that won't be the case."

Public health authorities have warned that increasing human interaction and economic activity could spark a fresh surge of infections just as the number of new cases is beginning to ease off.

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