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The humanitarian costs of the coronavirus outbreak continue to mount, with more than 707,000 people infected globally. The number of people confirmed to have died as a result of the virus has now surpassed 33,500. 

The virus’s proliferation has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, meaning it is spreading rapidly in different parts of the world. More than 190 countries have confirmed cases so far. 

The epicentre of the coronavirus is now Europe, with the largest number of confirmed cases in Italy, and death tolls growing more quickly in Italy, Spain, the UK and US than they did in China at the same stage of the outbreak.

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Dozens of countries now have double-digit deaths from coronavirus — mostly in Europe — and many are tracing the same paths as the current epicentres.

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In many countries one or a small number of regions have borne the brunt of the virus. Lombardia has eclipsed Wuhan as the most badly affected region in the world, and in Spain Madrid and Catalonia could soon surpass even that.

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US states also show very different trajectories. Washington saw the first outbreak in the US, but its death toll has risen relatively slowly since then. New York’s mortality curve is much steeper: the state has the highest death toll of any subnational region in the world at this stage of its outbreak.

In most western countries case numbers have been increasing by about 33 per cent a day, a sign that other countries may soon be facing the same challenge as Italy.

The Asian city-state of Singapore and the territory of Hong Kong are on a different trajectory in terms of the growth in case numbers. The rate of increase has so far been relatively contained through rapid and strict measures.

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There have now been at least 100 confirmed cases recorded in 106 countries around the world.

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The FT is mapping the virus and its economic impact as it spreads. Check back for our up-to-date figures.

For coverage on the novel coronavirus and up-to-date graphics please visit ft.com/coronavirus-latest

The data for this map comes from a dashboard maintained by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science Engineering, which has combined data from the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It also incorporates data from the Chinese medical community website DXY, which aggregates live situation reports from the Chinese National Health Commission and local CCDC.

Case numbers have now passed 100 in 35 European countries. The region now accounts for 75% of new daily cases.

Map showing the coronavirus situation in Europe. For coverage on the novel coronavirus and up-to-date graphics, please visit ft.com/coronavirus-latest

Coronavirus has now spread to all 50 states in the US. More than 60,000 cases have been confirmed in the country.

US coronavirus cases map by state

The Financial Times China Economic Activity Index

China's slowdown due to the coronavirus outbreak has been pronounced and consequential for the global economy. In order to track these changes, the Financial Times has constructed its own measure of the slowdown and nascent recovery in the Chinese economy. 

Official data lags behind activity since it is mostly monthly, and China’s data is sometimes viewed as open to political manipulation.

Using Wind’s financial database, we have compiled a weighted index of six daily, industry-based data series.

The measures of the domestic economy include real estate floor space sales, traffic congestion within cities, and coal consumption in major power plants. Trade activity is represented by container freight. 

Two other indices, which have been given a lesser weighting, provide social and environmental context: box office numbers from Chinese cinemas - a good proxy on consumer activity - and air pollution in the ten largest cities.

Chart showing Covid-19's impct on the Chinese economy. FT China Economic Activity index.
Chart showing Covid-19's impact on the Chinese economy. Subindices that make up the FT China Economic Activity index.

The FT has a dedicated economic impact tracker page where you can keep up to date with various metrics of economic activity.

Countries affected by coronavirus
CountryConfirmed casesDeathsRecovered
US133,0942,3634,378
Italy97,68910,77913,030
China81,4393,30075,448
Spain78,7996,60614,709
Germany60,6594829,211
France40,1742,6067,202
Iran38,3092,64012,391
UK19,5221,228135
Switzerland14,8293001,595
Netherlands10,866771250
Belgium10,8364311,359
South Korea9,5831525,033
Turkey9,217131105
Austria8,71186479
Canada6,24363508
Portugal5,96211943
Norway4,245257
Brazil4,0651186
Australia3,98016226
Israel3,8651589
Sweden3,70011016
Czech Rep2,7431611
Ireland2,615465
Malaysia2,47035388
Denmark2,395721
Chile2,139775
Luxembourg1,9502140
Ecuador1,890573
Poland1,771207
Romania1,76042169
Japan1,69352424
Russia1,534864
Pakistan1,5261429
Philippines1,4187142
Thailand1,388797
Saudi Arabia1,299866
Indonesia1,28511464
Finland1,2401110
South Africa1,187131
Greece1,1563852
India1,0242795
Iceland1,0202114
Panama901174
Dominican Republic859393
Peru8521816
Mexico848164
Singapore8443212
Argentina7451972
Serbia7411342
Slovenia7301110
Croatia713652
Estonia679320
Hong Kong6414118
Qatar634148
Colombia608610
Egypt57636121
United Arab Emirates570358
Iraq54742143
New Zealand514156
Algeria5113131
Bahrain4994272
Morocco4632613
Lebanon4381030
Lithuania43771
Armenia424330
Ukraine41895
Hungary4081334
Latvia347 1
Bulgaria346814
Andorra33461
Bosnia and Herzegovina32368
Slovakia314 2
Uruguay3041 
Taiwan298239
Costa Rica29523
Tunisia27882
Moldova26322
North Macedonia25963
Jordan259218
Kuwait255 67
Kazakhstan251118
San Marino224226
Cyprus214515
Albania2121033
Azerbaijan209415
Burkina Faso2071121
Vietnam188 25
Reunion183 1
Oman167 23
Faroe Islands159 70
Ghana15252
Malta151 2
Uzbekistan14427
Senegal142 27
Ivory Coast140 3
Cuba13934
Brunei126134
Afghanistan12042
Venezuela119239
Sri Lanka117111
Honduras11023
Palestinian Authorities108118
Mauritius1072 
Cambodia103 21
Guadeloupe102217
Channel Islands1002 
Nigeria9713
Belarus94 32
Martinique931 
Cameroon9122
Georgia91 18
Montenegro851 
Kyrgyzstan84  
Bolivia811 
Trinidad and Tobago7631
Dem Rep of Congo6562
Gibraltar65 14
Mayotte63  
Rwanda60  
Paraguay5631
Liechtenstein56  
Bangladesh48515
Aruba46 1
Monaco4311
Kenya4211
Isle of Man42  
Madagascar39  
Macau37 10
Guatemala34110
Jamaica3212
French Polynesia30  
Uganda30  
Zambia29  
French Guiana28 6
Barbados26  
Togo2511
El Salvador24  
Bermuda22 2
Congo19  
Ethiopia19 1
Mali181 
Niger181 
Maldives17 11
Guinea16  
Haiti15 1
New Caledonia15  
Djibouti14  
Tanzania14 1
Equatorial Guinea12  
Mongolia12  
Bahamas11 1
Dominica11  
Namibia11 2
St Martin11  
Greenland10 2
Myanmar10  
Syria91 
Grenada9  
Eswatini9  
Cayman Islands81 
Curacao812
Guyana81 
Laos8  
Libya8  
Mozambique8  
Seychelles8  
Suriname8  
Gabon71 
Zimbabwe71 
Antigua and Barbuda7  
Cabo Verde61 
Sudan61 
Benin6  
Eritrea6  
Vatican City6  
Sint Maarten6  
Nepal5 1
Angola5  
Fiji5  
Mauritania5  
Montserrat5  
St Barthelemy5  
Nicaragua41 
Bhutan4  
St Lucia4 1
Turks and Caicos4  
The Gambia31 
Central African Republic3  
Chad3  
Liberia3  
Somalia3  
MS Zaandam2  
Anguilla2  
Belize2  
British Virgin Islands2  
Guinea-Bissau2  
Saint Kitts and Nevis2  
Papua New Guinea1  
St Vincent and the Grenadines1 1
Timor-Leste1  
Diamond Princess71210

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