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The humanitarian costs of the coronavirus outbreak continue to mount, with more than 837,000 people infected globally. The number of people confirmed to have died having the virus has now surpassed 41,200. 

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 114 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
US176,5183,4316,241
Italy105,79212,42815,729
Spain94,4178,26919,259
China81,5183,30576,052
Germany68,18068215,824
France52,1283,5237,927
Iran44,6052,89814,656
UK25,1501,789135
Switzerland16,1863951,823
Turkey13,531214243
Belgium12,7757051,696
Netherlands12,5951,039250
Austria10,1091281,095
South Korea9,7861625,408
Canada8,467951,162
Portugal7,44316043
Israel4,83119163
Brazil4,715168127
Norway4,6053913
Australia4,56119337
Sweden4,43518016
Czech Republic3,2572525
Ireland2,910545
Denmark2,860901
Malaysia2,76643537
Chile2,73812156
Russia2,33717121
Romania2,24579220
Ecuador2,2407554
Poland2,215327
Luxembourg2,1782380
Philippines2,0848849
Japan1,95356424
Pakistan1,9142676
Thailand1,65110342
Saudi Arabia1,56310165
Indonesia1,52813681
Finland1,4181710
South Africa1,353331
Greece1,3144952
India1,25132102
Iceland1,1352198
Dominican Republic1,109515
Mexico1,0942835
Panama1,075279
Argentina96626240
Peru9502453
Singapore9263240
Serbia9002342
Croatia867667
Slovenia8021510
Colombia7981415
Estonia745426
Algeria7164446
Hong Kong7144128
Qatar693151
United Arab Emirates664661
Egypt65641150
New Zealand647174
Iraq63046152
Morocco6023624
Bahrain5674295
Ukraine549138
Lithuania53787
Armenia532330
Hungary4921637
Lebanon4631237
Bosnia and Herzegovina4111217
Bulgaria399817
Latvia398 1
Andorra370810
Slovakia363 3
Tunisia362103
Moldova353418
Kazakhstan340222
Costa Rica33024
North Macedonia329912
Taiwan322539
Uruguay320125
Azerbaijan298526
Kuwait289 73
Jordan274530
Cyprus262823
Burkina Faso2611432
Reunion247 1
Albania2431552
San Marino2302513
Vietnam207 58
Cameroon19365
Oman192 34
Cuba18668
Senegal175 40
Afghanistan17445
Faroe Islands169 74
Malta169 2
Ivory Coast16816
Uzbekistan16727
Ghana161531
Belarus152147
Mauritius1434 
Sri Lanka142217
Channel Islands1413 
Honduras14173
Nigeria13528
Venezuela135339
Brunei129145
Martinique119227
Palestinian Authorities117118
Georgia110 21
Cambodia109 23
Montenegro1092 
Bolivia1076 
Kyrgyzstan107 3
Guadeloupe106417
Dem Rep of Congo9882
Mayotte94110
Trinidad and Tobago8531
Rwanda70  
Gibraltar69 34
Liechtenstein68  
Paraguay6531
Isle of Man60  
Kenya5911
Bangladesh51525
Aruba50 1
Monaco4911
Madagascar46  
French Guiana43 6
Macau41 10
French Polynesia36  
Guatemala36110
Jamaica3612
Zambia35  
Barbados34  
Togo34110
Uganda33  
El Salvador32  
Djibouti30  
Mali282 
Bermuda27 10
Niger273 
Ethiopia26 2
Guinea22  
Congo19  
Tanzania1911
Maldives18 13
Gabon161 
New Caledonia16  
Eritrea15  
Haiti15 1
Myanmar151 
St Martin1512
Bahamas14 1
Cayman Islands121 
Dominica12  
Equatorial Guinea12 1
Guyana122 
Mongolia12 2
Curacao1112
Namibia11 2
Greenland10 2
Seychelles10  
Syria102 
Benin9 1
Eswatini9  
Grenada9  
Laos9  
St Lucia9 1
Guinea-Bissau8  
Libya8  
Mozambique8  
Saint Kitts and Nevis8  
Suriname8  
Zimbabwe81 
Angola721
Antigua and Barbuda7  
Chad7  
Sudan721
Cabo Verde61 
Mauritania612
Sint Maarten6  
St Barthelemy6 1
Vatican City6  
Fiji5  
Montserrat5  
Nepal5 1
Turks and Caicos5  
Bhutan4  
Nicaragua41 
The Gambia41 
Belize3  
Botswana3  
British Virgin Islands3  
Central African Republic3  
Liberia3  
Somalia3 1
Anguilla2  
MS Zaandam2  
Papua New Guinea1  
Sierra Leone1  
St Vincent and the Grenadines1 1
Timor-Leste1  
Diamond Princess71210

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