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The humanitarian costs of the coronavirus outbreak continue to mount, with more than 738,000 people infected globally. The number of people confirmed to have died having the virus has now surpassed 34,900. 

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
US142,7932,4904,562
Italy97,68910,77913,030
Spain85,1957,34016,780
China81,4703,30475,700
Germany63,0795459,211
Iran41,4952,75713,911
France40,1742,6067,202
UK19,5221,228135
Switzerland15,5263331,823
Belgium11,8995131,527
Netherlands11,750864250
South Korea9,6611585,228
Turkey9,217131105
Austria9,200108636
Portugal6,40814043
Canada6,32065573
Norway4,3933112
Israel4,34716134
Brazil4,316139120
Australia4,24518244
Sweden4,02814616
Czech Republic2,8781711
Malaysia2,62637479
Ireland2,615465
Denmark2,555771
Chile2,139775
Poland1,984267
Romania1,95246206
Luxembourg1,9502140
Ecuador1,924583
Japan1,86654424
Russia1,836966
Pakistan1,6252029
Philippines1,5467842
Thailand1,5249229
Saudi Arabia1,453866
Indonesia1,41412275
Finland1,3521310
South Africa1,280231
Greece1,1563952
India1,07129100
Iceland1,0202135
Mexico9932035
Panama989244
Singapore8793228
Dominican Republic859393
Peru8521816
Argentina8202291
Croatia790667
Slovenia7561110
Serbia7411542
Estonia715320
Colombia7021010
Hong Kong6424118
Qatar634148
Egypt60940132
New Zealand589163
United Arab Emirates570358
Iraq54742143
Morocco5162914
Bahrain5154279
Algeria5113131
Lithuania48471
Armenia482330
Ukraine480116
Hungary4471534
Lebanon4461132
Latvia376 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina354817
Bulgaria354815
Slovakia336 7
Andorra33466
Costa Rica31423
Tunisia31282
Taiwan306539
Uruguay3041 
Kazakhstan302120
North Macedonia285712
Azerbaijan273426
Kuwait266 72
Moldova263213
Jordan259418
San Marino2302513
Albania2231144
Burkina Faso2221223
Cyprus214615
Vietnam203 55
Reunion183 1
Oman179 29
Faroe Islands168 70
Ivory Coast16514
Senegal162 27
Malta156 2
Ghana15252
Belarus152 32
Uzbekistan14927
Cameroon13965
Cuba13934
Honduras13933
Brunei127138
Sri Lanka122115
Afghanistan12042
Venezuela119339
Palestinian Authorities115118
Nigeria11113
Mauritius1103 
Channel Islands1082 
Cambodia107 21
Guadeloupe106417
Georgia98 18
Bolivia963 
Kyrgyzstan94  
Martinique931 
Montenegro911 
Mayotte82 10
Dem Rep of Congo8182
Trinidad and Tobago7831
Rwanda70  
Gibraltar65 14
Paraguay6431
Liechtenstein62  
Kenya5011
Aruba50 1
Bangladesh49519
Monaco4611
Isle of Man46  
French Guiana43 6
Madagascar39  
Macau38 10
Guatemala36110
French Polynesia35  
Jamaica3412
Barbados33  
Uganda33  
Togo3011
El Salvador30  
Zambia29  
Mali252 
Ethiopia23 1
Niger223 
Bermuda22 2
Congo19  
Tanzania19 1
Djibouti18  
Maldives17 13
Guinea16  
St Martin1512
Haiti15 1
New Caledonia15  
Bahamas14 1
Cayman Islands121 
Equatorial Guinea12  
Eritrea12  
Mongolia12 2
Dominica11  
Namibia11 2
Greenland10 2
Myanmar10  
Syria91 
Grenada9  
St Lucia9 1
Eswatini9  
Curacao812
Guyana81 
Laos8  
Libya8  
Mozambique8  
Seychelles8  
Suriname8  
Angola72 
Gabon71 
Zimbabwe71 
Antigua and Barbuda7  
Saint Kitts and Nevis7  
Sudan62 
Cabo Verde61 
Benin6  
Vatican City6  
Sint Maarten6  
Nepal5 1
Fiji5  
Mauritania5 2
Montserrat5  
St Barthelemy5  
The Gambia41 
Nicaragua41 
Bhutan4  
Turks and Caicos4  
Central African Republic3  
Chad3  
Liberia3  
Somalia3  
MS Zaandam2  
Anguilla2  
Belize2  
British Virgin Islands2  
Guinea-Bissau2  
Papua New Guinea1  
St Vincent and the Grenadines1 1
Timor-Leste1  
Diamond Princess71210

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