How to track the spread of corona Virus across the world as cases top 1 million

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 58,773 people and infected over 1 million as of 4:00 p.m. PT on April 3, according to the dashboard. Around 225,000 people have recovered.

The 10 countries with the highest case count are the US with 273,000; Italy with 119,000; Spain with 119,000; Germany with 91,000; mainland China with 82,000; France with 65,000; Iran with 53,000; the UK with 38,000; Turkey with 20,000; and Switzerland with 19,000. The dashboard shows the virus has spread to 181 countries, with even the smallest areas including Faroe Islands and Vatican City reporting cases.

Italy has the highest death toll, at over 14,000. Spain follows, with over 11,000 fatalities; the US with 7,000; France with just over 6,500; the UK with 3,600; China with 3,300; Iran with 3,200; and Germany with 1,200 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).

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