Coronavirus: How to track the spread across the world as cases top 1 million

Here’s what the John Hopkins University coronavirus tracking map looks like in early April 2020.

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The deadly coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, and you can use an online dashboard to keep up with all reported cases. The John Hopkins University and Medicine Center for Systems Science and Engineering built a tool pulling in data from the World Health Organization, as well as the centers for disease control in the US, China and Europe and governments across the globe. It shows all confirmed, suspected and recovered coronavirus patients, as well as deaths.

Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has so far killed 88,338 people and infected over 1.5 million as of 5:00 p.m. PT on April 8, according to the dashboard. Around 330,000 people have recovered.

The 10 countries with the highest case count are the US with 429,000; Spain with 148,000; Italy with 139,000; France with 114,000; Germany with 113,000; mainland China with 82,000; Iran with 64,000; the UK with 61,000; Turkey with 38,000; and Belgium with 23,000. The dashboard shows the virus has spread to 184 countries.

Italy has the highest death toll, at over 17,600. Spain follows, with 14,700 fatalities; the US with 14,600; France with 10,800; the UK with 7,100;  Iran with 3,900; China with 3,300; Germany with 2,300; and Belgium with 2,200 deaths.

The outbreak was first reported to the World Health Organization on Dec. 31, 2019, with Chinese scientists linking the illness to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses that include the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

This post was originally published Jan. 24 and is constantly updated.

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