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Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak

Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak
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Thursday, 14 May, 2020, 22:50

The US has by far the largest number of cases, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University. With more than 80,000 fatalities, it also has the world's highest death toll.

France, Italy, Spain and the UK - the worst-hit European countries - have all recorded more than 25,000 deaths.

In China, the official death toll is some 4,600 from about 84,000 confirmed cases, although critics have questioned whether the country's official numbers can be trusted.
The outbreak was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March. This is when an infectious disease is passing easily from person to person in many parts of the world at the same time.

The true number of cases is thought to be much higher than the reported figures, as many of those with milder symptoms have not been tested and counted.