Coronavirus world map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?

Pablo Gutiérrez
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Since first being recorded late last year in China, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread around the world, and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. By early spring, Europe had become the worst-affected region, with Italy and Spain particularly hard hit. However, differences in testing mean that the number of cases may be understated for some countries.

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The number of deaths is a more dependable indicator. The disease is hitting Italy and Spain with particular cruelty. But the trajectory in many countries is the same; the UK and US are a couple of weeks behind Italy in the progress of the epidemic.

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Meanwhile in Asia, where the disease began, the spread continues, although in China it seems for now to have passed its peak.

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In Europe most countries have closed schools, and many are in lockdown.

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Finally, a reminder that most people who contract the disease recover; many may never notice they had it at all.

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