Tracking coronavirus’ global spread

Authorities in 118 countries and territories have reported more than 118,000 novel coronavirus cases worldwide since China reported its first cases to the World Health Organization in December.

Reported cases (and deaths)

Mainland China 80,778 (3,158)

Italy10,149 (631)

Iran8,042 (291)

South Korea7,755 (60)

France1,774 (33)

Spain1,639 (36)

Germany1,296 (2)

United States696 (25)

Japan568 (12)

Switzerland491 (3)

Netherlands382 (4)

United Kingdom373 (6)

Sweden 326 Norway 277 Belgium 267 Denmark 262 Austria 182 Singapore 178 Malaysia 129 Australia 122 (3)

Hong Kong 120 (3)

Bahrain 110 Canada 93 (1)

Greece 89 Israel 75 UAE 74 Kuwait 69 San Marino 63 (2)

Czech Republic 61 Iceland 61 Iraq 61 (6)

India 60 Egypt 59 (1)

Thailand59 (1)

Slovenia 57 Philippines 49 (1)

Taiwan 47 (1)

Lebanon 41 (1)

Portugal 41 Finland 40 Vietnam 35 Brazil 34 Ireland 34 W. Bank + Gaza 30 Indonesia 27 (1)

Romania 25 Qatar 24 Georgia 23 Poland 22 Algeria 20 Saudi Arabia 20 Oman 18 Argentina 17 (1)

Chile 17 Croatia 16 Pakistan 16 Ecuador 15 Costa Rica 13 Estonia 13 Hungary 13 Belarus 12 Serbia 12 Peru 11 Albania 10 Bulgaria 10 Macao 10 Azerbaijan 9 Latvia 8 Maldives 8 Panama 8 (1)

Paraguay 8 Mexico 7 North Macedonia 7 Russia 7 Slovakia 7 South Africa 7 Malta 6 Tunisia 6 Dominican Republic 5 French Guiana 5 Luxembourg 5 New Zealand 5 Afghanistan 4 Bosnia 4 Senegal 4 Bangladesh 3 Cambodia 3 Colombia 3 Lithuania 3 Martinique 3 Moldova 3 Morocco 3 (1)

Bolivia 2 Burkina Faso 2 Cameroon 2 Cyprus 2 Faroe Islands 2 Nigeria 2 Saint Martin 2 Andorra 1 Armenia 1 Bhutan 1 Brunei 1 D.R. Congo 1 Gibraltar 1 Guernsey 1 Jamaica 1 Jordan 1 Liechtenstein 1 Monaco 1 Mongolia 1 Nepal 1 Saint Barthelemy 1 Sri Lanka 1 Togo 1 Ukraine 1 Vatican City 1 Other 696 (7)

* Cases identified on a cruise ship currently in Japanese territorial waters.

  1. Last updated: March 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. ET

  2. Source: World Health Organization

While the pandemic has now reached every continent except Antarctica, the vast majority of cases and deaths have been in mainland China, where the outbreak began.

Hubei province, home to 11 million people, has been hit hardest. Most of the infections are centered in its capital city, Wuhan, where the outbreak is believed to have begun at a wildlife market.

Spread in mainland China

Note: This graphic does not reflect cases from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan.

  1. Last updated: March 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. ET

  2. Source: World Health Organization

The rate of new cases in mainland China appears to be slowing. More new cases of coronavirus are now being reported outside mainland China than within, as sustained local transmission is reported in Italy, South Korea, Iran, the United States and elsewhere.

What remains unclear is just how deadly the virus is. The director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has put the virus’s mortality rate at about 2%.

A high number of asymptomatic cases — which typically aren’t caught by the medical system — could push that number down. But just 0.1% of people die from the seasonal flu, according to Fauci, “so even if it goes down to 1%, it’s still 10 times more fatal.”

Total confirmed cases

Jan. 26Feb. 2Feb. 9Feb. 16Feb. 23March 1March 8100K80K60K40K20K0Chinese authorities beginincluding clinically diagnosedcases*Mainland China80,778Other locations37,603

* “Clinically diagnosed” cases are those in which patients were symptomatic, but infection was not confirmed with laboratory testing.

  1. Last updated: March 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. ET

  2. Source: World Health Organization

Health experts say it’s not too late to slow the virus, pointing to China — where the number of new reported cases has dropped to less than a hundred per day — as an example of how to stem the spread.

But even US officials, who originally worked to stop the virus through travel bans and quarantines, acknowledge that it may be time to move past efforts to contain it completely.

“It’s fair to say that as the trajectory of the outbreak continues, many people in the United States will at some point in time either this year or next be exposed to this virus,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, in a recent call with reporters.

And while a majority of cases will be mild, “there’s a good chance many will become sick.”

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