The COVID-19 virus is spreading across the world

The confirmed cases are more than 300,000 have been sickened by the coronavirus around the world. The health officials worldwide are working to contain cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus that originated in China,as per the NBC News.
The map will be updated when more information is available. As of March 22, COVID-19 cases were confirmed in more than 160 countries and territories.More than 300,000 people have been sickened and more than 12,000 have died of the coronavirus since the start of January, according to NBC News reports, the World Health Organization (WHO) and figures from state government leaders and health officials. More than 72,000 people have recovered.

The tally of countries with at least one confirmed case is long: China, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, the United States, France, Australia, Malaysia, Nepal, Germany, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Finland, India, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Austria, Bahrain, Switzerland, Croatia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, Romania, North Macedonia, Nigeria, Netherlands, New Zealand, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Greece, Lithuania, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, San-Marino, Algeria, Armenia, Qatar, the Czech Republic, Scotland, Ireland, Latvia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Tunisia, Jordan, Morocco, Portugal, Chile, Argentina and Ukraine only make up about half of the total number of countries and territories with cases.


While most of the cases have occurred in mainland China, the number of new cases in China are tapering off as the number of new cases in the rest of the world continues to rise. The chair of the WHO emergency committee said on January 23 that it was “too early” to call the coronavirus an emergency, and on January 30 on the organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency. On March 11, WHO labeled the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and on March 13 President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in the United States.


The Chinese government, which is looking to avoid a repeat of the 2003 SARS outbreak, warned officials not to cover up the spread of the virus. The South China Morning Post reported that Beijing said anyone who withheld information would be “the sinner of a millennium to the party and the people” and would be “nailed on the pillar of shame for eternity.