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Coronavirus: How to track the spread across the world as deaths hit 100,000 – CNET


Here’s what the John Hopkins University coronavirus tracking map looks like in early April 2020.

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For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

The deadly coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, and you can use an online dashboard to keep up with all reported cases. The John Hopkins University and Medicine Center for Systems Science and Engineering built a tool pulling in data from the World Health Organization, as well as the centers for disease control in the US, China and Europe and governments across the globe. It shows all confirmed, suspected, recovered and deceased coronavirus patients, as well as how many people have been tested.

Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has so far killed 142,000 people and infected 2.1 million people as of 3:00 p.m. PT on April 16, according to the dashboard.

The 10 countries with the highest case count are the US with 658,000; Spain with 182,000; Italy with 168,000; France with 147,000; Germany with 136,000; the UK with 104,000; mainland China with 83,000; Iran with 77,000; Turkey with 74,000; and Belgium with 34,000. The dashboard shows the virus has spread to 185 countries.

The US has the highest death toll, at over 32,100. A new US map on the dashboard shows the top counties by number of deaths. New York City sits at the top, with 11,400 deaths; it’s trailed by Nassau in New York with 1,100; Cook in Illinois with 722; Suffolk in New York with 693; and Bergen in New Jersey with 668 fatalities. Over 3.26 million people in the US have been tested.

Italy has reported 22,100 fatalities; Spain 19,100; France 17,900; the UK 13,700; Iran 4,800; Belgium 4,800; Germany 3,900; and China 3,300 fatalities.

The outbreak was first reported to the World Health Organization on Dec. 31, 2019, with Chinese scientists linking the illness to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses that include the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

This post was originally published Jan. 24 and is constantly updated.

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