Coronavirus Maps and Charts
Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, was first reported in Wuhan, China, and has since spread to many countries around the world.
Coronavirus Maps and Charts
Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a new respiratory illness that was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. It has since spread to over 40 countries around the world.
Reported symptoms range from mild to severe, but the disease has a reported mortality rate between 1 to 4 percent.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is considered "very high". Many communities have asked people to 'shelter in place' to increase social distancing and slow the spread of the virus.
What do you need to know about the coronavirus? We've gathered a number of coronavirus maps, charts and graphs to illustrate the spread of the virus and its impact on global communities.
Map: Countries With Active Cases of COVID-19
As of March 20, 2020, more than 150,000 active cases have been confirmed worldwide. The number of coronavirus deaths surpassed 10,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Countries With the Most Active Coronavirus Cases
Now that an initial wave of patients has recovered, China no longer has the largest count of active cases of COVID-19. Italy is currently battling the largest active caseload.
However, the disease is spreading, and new cases are reported daily. The data above was reported by Johns Hopkins University as of March 20, 2020.
Map: The Coronavirus Outbreak in China
The COVID-19 virus originated in Wuhan, China. Initial outbreaks were located near live animal markets throughout the Hubei Province, but the disease quickly passed from person to person and became widespread.
U.S. State Map: Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
The number of known coronavirus cases in the United States now tops 15,000, with New York, Washington and California counting more cases than other states.
Map: Coronavirus Cases in Europe
In Italy, the annual Venice Carnival was brought to an early close, and many sporting events have been canceled in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.
Number of Coronavirus Cases
Trevor Bradford, a scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, posted important advice on Twitter for assessing the trend of reported cases.
"Because of the lack of national testing that had been going on, there is likely a backlog of cases to be detected. As this backlog gets cleared, case counts are going to rise quickly. But please remember that reported cases aren’t newly acquired infections."
Coronavirus Fatality Rates
So far, the coronavirus virus has been much more dangerous for the elderly. The fatality rate for those over 80 years of age is more than 10 percent.
Those Aged 60+ Are Most at Risk
Approximately 80% of infections are considered 'mild', but the rate of 'critical' infections increases dramatically with patient age.
Scientists don't yet know the exact transmission rate or fatality rate of COVID-19. Current estimates are that the average sick person will infect between one and four other people. The average fatality rate appears to be between 0.7% and 3.4%.
The Spread of COVID-19 Compared to That of SARS
The COVID-19 virus has killed more than twice as many people in two months as SARS did in a year.
Google Search Volume for 'Hand Sanitizers' and 'Face Masks' Has Spiked
Google searches for hand sanitizers and face masks have spiked during the coronavirus outbreak.
However, Coronavirus Can Pass Through Standard Surgical Masks
Standard surgical masks aren't designed to keep out particles as small as the coronavirus. Investing in an N95 mask will provide better protection.
But most medical professionals aren't recommending masks at all. Instead, they encourage frequent hand washing and maintaining a healthy sleep schedule.
Coronavirus' Negative Impact on Stock Markets
Global stock markets have tumbled sharply since the outbreak spread, reflecting fears that the coronavirus will significantly disrupt the global economy.
Pollution Levels in the Lower Atmosphere Have Dropped Since Factories Were Closed Due to Caronavirus
In China, the outbreak forced so many factories and businesses to temporarily shut down that satellite imagery was able to detect a significant drop in air pollution.
In more positive news, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in China appears to be slowing.
For more information from the CDC about the coronavirus, click here.