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The humanitarian costs of the coronavirus outbreak continue to mount, with more than 650,000 people infected globally. The number of people confirmed to have died as a result of the virus has now surpassed 30,300. 

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 180 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 78 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
US116,4481,9433,224
Italy92,47210,02312,384
China81,3943,29574,971
Spain72,2485,81212,285
Germany56,2024036,658
France37,5752,3145,700
Iran35,4082,51711,679
UK17,0891,019135
Switzerland13,3772421,530
Netherlands9,7626393
South Korea9,4781444,811
Belgium9,1343531,063
Austria8,18868225
Turkey7,40210842
Canada5,43455354
Portugal5,17010043
Norway3,981227
Australia3,63514170
Israel3,6191289
Brazil3,477936
Sweden3,44710516
Czech Rep2,5411111
Ireland2,415365
Malaysia2,32027320
Denmark2,201651
Chile1,909661
Luxembourg1,8311840
Ecuador1,823483
Japan1,49949404
Poland1,481177
Romania1,45230139
Pakistan1,4201229
Russia1,264449
Thailand1,245697
Saudi Arabia1,203437
South Africa1,187231
Finland1,167910
Indonesia1,15510259
Philippines1,0756835
Greece1,0613252
Iceland9632114
India9332084
Singapore8022198
Panama786142
Dominican Republic719283
Mexico717124
Argentina6901772
Slovenia684910
Peru6711616
Serbia6591042
Croatia657545
Estonia645120
Colombia608610
Qatar590145
Egypt57636121
Hong Kong5604112
Iraq50642131
Bahrain4764265
United Arab Emirates468252
Algeria4542929
New Zealand451 50
Lebanon412830
Armenia407130
Lithuania38251
Morocco3592411
Hungary3431134
Bulgaria331611
Ukraine31185
Andorra30831
Latvia305 1
Slovakia292 2
Taiwan283230
Uruguay274  
Costa Rica26323
Bosnia and Herzegovina25855
Jordan246118
North Macedonia24143
Kuwait235 64
Moldova23122
Kazakhstan228116
Tunisia22772
San Marino224226
Burkina Faso2071121
Albania1971031
Reunion183 1
Azerbaijan182415
Cyprus179515
Vietnam174 21
Faroe Islands155 54
Oman152 23
Malta149 2
Ghana14152
Senegal130 18
Brunei120125
Cuba11934
Sri Lanka11319
Venezuela113239
Afghanistan11042
Uzbekistan10425
Guadeloupe102217
Mauritius1022 
Ivory Coast101 3
Cambodia99 13
Channel Islands971 
Palestinian Authorities97118
Honduras9513
Belarus94 32
Martinique931 
Cameroon9122
Georgia90 14
Nigeria8913
Montenegro821 
Bolivia74  
Trinidad and Tobago7421
Dem Rep of Congo6562
Mayotte63  
Rwanda60  
Kyrgyzstan58  
Gibraltar56 14
Liechtenstein56  
Paraguay5631
Bangladesh48515
Aruba46 1
Monaco42 1
Kenya3811
Macau34 10
Guatemala3214
Isle of Man32  
French Polynesia30  
Jamaica3012
French Guiana28 6
Zambia28  
Barbados26  
Madagascar26  
Togo2511
Uganda23  
El Salvador19  
Mali18  
Bermuda17 2
Ethiopia16 1
Maldives16 9
New Caledonia15  
Tanzania13 1
Djibouti12  
Equatorial Guinea12  
Mongolia12  
Dominica11  
St Martin11  
Bahamas10 1
Greenland10 2
Niger101 
Eswatini9  
Cayman Islands81 
Curacao812
Guinea8  
Guyana81 
Haiti8  
Laos8  
Mozambique8  
Myanmar8  
Namibia8 2
Suriname8  
Antigua and Barbuda7  
Gabon71 
Grenada7  
Seychelles7  
Zimbabwe71 
Benin6  
Eritrea6  
Vatican City6  
Cabo Verde51 
Fiji5  
Mauritania5  
Montserrat5  
Nepal5 1
St Barthelemy5  
Sudan51 
Syria5  
Angola4  
Congo4  
Nicaragua41 
Bhutan3  
Central African Republic3  
Chad3  
Liberia3  
Libya3  
Sint Maarten3  
Somalia3  
St Lucia3 1
The Gambia31 
Anguilla2  
Belize2  
British Virgin Islands2  
Guinea-Bissau2  
MS Zaandam2  
St Kitts and Nevis2  
Turks and Caicos2  
Papua New Guinea1  
St Vincent and the Grenadines1  
Timor-Leste1  
Diamond Princess71210

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