The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 292,500 people, according to official counts. As of Saturday afternoon, at least 12,784 people have died, more than two-thirds of them outside mainland China. As the map below shows, infected people have been detected in at least 154 countries.
Where cases are rising fastest
Avg. number of new cases each day (for the last 7 days)
Sources: Local governments; The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University; National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China; World Health Organization.
There is evidence on six continents of sustained transmission of the virus. The C.D.C. has advised against all non-essential travel throughout most of Europe, and to South Korea, China and Iran. And the agency has warned older and at-risk Americans to avoid travel to any country.
| ||Cases ||Deaths ||New cases|
|Mainland China ||81,008 ||3,255 || |
|Italy ||53,578 ||4,825 || |
|Spain ||24,926 ||1,326 || |
|United States ||21,365 ||266 || |
|Iran ||20,610 ||1,556 || |
|Germany ||16,662 ||46 || |
|France ||14,459 ||562 || |
|South Korea ||8,799 ||102 || |
|Switzerland ||6,113 ||56 || |
|U.K. ||5,018 ||233 || |
Notes: New cases are represented as seven-day averages. Japan’s count includes 696 cases and seven deaths from a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama. France and the U.S. figures include overseas territories.
While the outbreak is a serious public health concern, most people who contract the coronavirus do not become seriously ill, and only a small percentage require intensive care. Older people and those with existing health conditions, like heart or lung disease, are at higher risk.
How many people have recovered or died
Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University; Local governments.
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The number of known coronavirus cases in the United States continues to grow quickly. As of Saturday afternoon, there have been at least 21,365 cases of coronavirus confirmed by lab tests and 266 deaths, according to a New York Times database.